10 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route maker site.

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: highs in Paris hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Nice.
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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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, look for gifts at La Cave de Stephane, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 6th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then take a memorable tour with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in May: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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