8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
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Paris
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Nice

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Plage de la Salis). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from San Francisco in June, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paris, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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.