10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour itinerary planner

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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chazelles-sur-Lyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planning app.

Lagos, Nigeria to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Chazelles-sur-Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chazelles-sur-Lyon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Atelier-Musee Du Chapeau.

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You can drive from Nice to Chazelles-sur-Lyon in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Chazelles-sur-Lyon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chazelles-sur-Lyon

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Paris

— 5 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site.

You can drive from Chazelles-sur-Lyon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.