8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cannes
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Paris
— 1 night
End: Paris

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Atelier des Lumieres. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and wander the streets of Latin Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris online tour planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Nice

Nice
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.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 76°F and lows about 65°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Avignon.

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Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally explore the historical opulence of Pope John XXII's Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon travel route tool .

Getting from Nice to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, Avignon is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau de Tarascon
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Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

1
night
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then take a stroll through Le Suquet, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cannes road trip site .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

1
night
Nice

Nice ©
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee de Montmartre, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site .

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes

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