8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Train to Ksr Bengaluru, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Colmar
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lyon
— 1 night
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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Bengaluru, Train to Mysuru (Mysore)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Grande Guerre, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, and finally make a trip to Place Vendome.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Mysuru (Mysore), India to Paris is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is cooler than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Colmar

— 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 25th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Colmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Nice

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, contemplate the long history of Monastère de Cimiez, make a trip to Place Ile-de-Beaute, delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally look and learn at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Biot, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, then don't miss a visit to Port Vauban, then explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip tool.

You can fly from Colmar to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Colmar in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Lyon

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, make a trip to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste, then wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, and finally see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lyon online trip builder.

Fly from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Museums

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.