13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 3 nights

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 much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder website.

Florence, Italy to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 2 nights

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac. On your second day here, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, and then admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Historic Sites
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Sainte-Maxime (Zipline & Kelys), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial, test your problem-solving skills at Total Xscape, and examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Marine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Raphael takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Nice — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see Lérins Islands about 52 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.