10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, visit Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planning app.

Nairobi, Kenya to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nairobi to Paris. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

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Strasbourg

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Nice

— 4 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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see Lérins Islands in Cannes, approximately Cannes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in December, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.