10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Lyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Drive
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Salers
— 1 night
Drive
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Millau
— 1 night
Drive
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Chateauneuf-du-Pape
— 1 night
Drive
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Arles
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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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.
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Atlanta, USA to Lyon is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Lyon is 6 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in August, things will get slightly colder in Lyon: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Clermont-Ferrand.

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Clermont-Ferrand

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
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Drive from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Clermont-Ferrand, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salers.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Salers

— 1 night
Salers is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.It is famous for the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) cheeses Cantal and Salers. For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salers day trip planner.

Getting from Clermont-Ferrand to Salers by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Salers are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Millau.

Things to do in Salers

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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Millau

— 1 night

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Peyrelade.

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You can drive from Salers to Millau in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Millau are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Millau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

— 1 night
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere and then do a tasting at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente.

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Traveling by car from Millau to Chateauneuf-du-Pape takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Millau in August: high temperatures in Chateauneuf-du-Pape hover around 87°F and lows are around 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Arles.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Arles

— 1 night

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

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Getting from Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Arles by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Arles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marseille.

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Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Chateau d'If, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

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Drive from Arles to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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France travel guide

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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.