10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
Drive
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Antibes
— 2 nights
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Paris

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 8th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Parc Le Bournat and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

1
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Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 10th (Tue), cool off at Aquavillage Parc and then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Hyeres road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Hyeres takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hyeres, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

1
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Frejus Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and finally look for gifts at Catalan Bougie.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Antibes

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive and then steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antibes itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Antibes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for slightly colder days in Antibes, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.