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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow 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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands for their historical value. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Eglise St Pierre & Paul are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Cannes to Nice to see Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of La Croisette and kick back and relax at Plage Mace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannes trip itinerary maker website.

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 and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.