10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  21​h
1
Paris
— 1 night
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Strasbourg
— 1 night
4
Nice
— 1 night
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Charleston

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Charleston, USA to Paris is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charleston to Paris. When traveling from Charleston in October, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner .

Charleston, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charleston to Bayeux. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then wander the streets of La Petite France, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip builder site .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Strasbourg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker website .

You can fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Strasbourg in October; daily highs in Nice reach 70°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
St Nicholas Cathedral ©
St Nicholas Cathedral

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and then see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence online tour builder .

Getting from Nice to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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