7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Nice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Pittsburgh in August, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning tool.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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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