10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Auxerre
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Toulouse
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Arcachon
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  14​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Auxerre.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Auxerre

Auxerre ©
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from The Clock Tower, then make a trip to Vieille Ville, and then do a tasting at Chablis Vititours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Auxerre online vacation planner .

You can drive from Paris to Auxerre in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Auxerre

Wineries

Side Trip

Chablis Vititours
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Chablis Vititours ©
Chablis Vititours

2
nights
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 15th (Tue): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Auxerre to Cannes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In October, Cannes is somewhat warmer than Auxerre - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Toulouse

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 17th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get your game on at Total Immersion, then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Toulouse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arcachon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Fun & Games Tours Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins

1
night
Arcachon

Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Eglise Saint Ferdinand and then put a fun spin on your tour with Arcachon Visite.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arcachon route planning site .

You can drive from Toulouse to Arcachon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Arcachon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arcachon

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Eglise Saint Ferdinand ©
Eglise Saint Ferdinand

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