10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Auxerre
— 1 night
Fly
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Toulouse
— 1 night
Drive
5
Arcachon
— 1 night
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, visit Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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Auxerre

— 1 night
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to The Clock Tower, then make a trip to Vieille Ville, and then do a tasting at Chablis Vititours.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Auxerre online vacation planner.

You can drive from Paris to Auxerre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cannes.

Things to do in Auxerre

Wineries

Side Trip

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Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

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): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Traveling by flight from Auxerre to Cannes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Auxerre in October; daily highs in Cannes reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Toulouse.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Toulouse

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then have some family-friendly fun at Total Immersion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Toulouse journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arcachon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Fun & Games · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Arcachon

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Ferdinand and then put a fun spin on your tour with Arcachon Visite.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arcachon visit planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Arcachon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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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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.