10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Chartres
Drive
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Bourges
— 1 night
Drive
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Provins
— 1 night
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Tours
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 3 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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau of Vincennes and Petit Palais. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website.

Tucson, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Tucson, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Chartres.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Chartres

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Chartres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Chartres sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bourges.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites

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Bourges

— 1 night

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale De Bourges, and then admire the striking features of Palais Jacques-Coeur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bourges online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chartres to Bourges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Bourges sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Provins.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites · Museums
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Provins

— 1 night
Provins cultivates roses to make all sorts of foods from roses with specialties including rose petal jam, Provinois rose honey, and rose candy.
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Drive from Bourges to Provins in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Provins are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. You will leave for Tours on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Provins

Historic Sites · Wineries · Fun & Games · Museums
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Tours

— 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Let the collections at Musee des Blindes and Musee du Compagnonnage capture your imagination. Explore Tours' surroundings by going to Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau.

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You can drive from Provins to Tours in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · 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.