10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Abuja, Nigeria to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. In December, Paris is much colder than Abuja - with highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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Nice

— 3 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.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

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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 24th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

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Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marseille, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.