10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France attractions planner

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive
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La Croix-Valmer
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Caen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hillman Site, stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Caen online trip maker.

You can drive from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Caen, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Aix-en-Provence

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 1st (Wed), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally admire all the interesting features of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

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Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Caen in June, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

La Croix-Valmer

— 1 night
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get outside with Plage de Vergeron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Cap Lardier.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer attractions planning app.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice visit planner.

You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Nice in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Croix-Valmer in July: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

France travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Tourist Spots
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.