7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannes
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in March, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Cannes

— 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lérins Islands and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Change things up with a short trip to Eglise St Pierre & Paul in Cagnes-sur-Mer (about 32 minutes away). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of La Croisette and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cannes, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.