8 days in France Itinerary

8 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Musee Picasso in Antibes--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Place Massena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice journey planning website.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October: high temperatures in Nice hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.