7 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally admire the natural beauty at L'Orangerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In August, Paris is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc, then take a tour by water with Jet 007, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then stroll through Plage de Gigaro.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez travel route builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Saint-Tropez in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Cannes.
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Cannes — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a tour by water with Easy Dive, then take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes and then wander the streets of Le Suquet.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cannes route planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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.