10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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 The Paris Catacombs and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Visit Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité for their historical value. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Village de Chessy in Chessy, approximately Chessy away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme, and examine the collection at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Village de Chessy, Chateau de Malmaison
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle du Rosaire, then explore the world behind art at Chateau-Musee Grimaldi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musée National Picasso, contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands, and then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musée National Picasso, Lérins Islands, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chapelle du Rosaire, Chateau-Musee Grimaldi
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Chateau d'If, explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and then learn more about the world around you at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Musee des Beaux-Arts, then steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Pont du Gard, browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Avignon road trip planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Avignon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Site Archeologique de Glanum, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Pont du Gard
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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