9 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stop by Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect nights in Paris to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.
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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 3rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In January in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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You can fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Strasbourg in January; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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.