8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 1 night
Fly
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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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 Île de la Cité for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Montmartre. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On the 13th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Nice

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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You can fly from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in December, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), visit La Petite France, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Strasbourg is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.