10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Honfleur
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
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Albi
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Lucknow, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Lucknow to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lucknow in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Honfleur.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Honfleur — 1 night

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Vieux Bassin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honfleur road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paris to Honfleur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.
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Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Saint-Malo — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Centre Historique, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Saint-Malo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Albi.
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Albi — 1 night

Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Albi online road trip planner.

Fly from Saint-Malo to Albi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Albi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Place Massena.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice road trip site.

Fly from Albi to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albi in February, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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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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