10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Paris. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 26th (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, and then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 28th (Wed), admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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 29th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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.