6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nice
— 1 day
Fly
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive

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Nice

— 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Cobh, Ireland to Nice is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cobh to Nice. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cobh in August, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Paris

— 3 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bayeux online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.