8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then stop by Vieille Ville, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Place Massena, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Nice is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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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 (Sat): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip planning tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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 museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris journey builder website.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.