8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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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, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Le Marais, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in Paris are much colder (53°F), and nights are a bit cooler (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods


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Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

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You can take a train from Paris to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks
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Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi.

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Traveling by car from Annecy to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks


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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.
On the 29th (Fri), wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Getting from Chamonix to Nice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.