8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Avignon
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h
End: Goa

3
nights
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.
Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Vieille Ville and Haut de Cagnes will appeal to history buffs. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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

Goa, India to Nice is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Goa to Nice, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Nice is a bit cooler than Goa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Haut de Cagnes, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, and finally look for gifts at Camili Books & Tea.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Avignon day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Avignon Les Halles ©
Avignon Les Halles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Avignon in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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