8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
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Paris
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Nice — 2 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice itinerary planner.

Sacramento, USA to Nice is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Paris — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paris, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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France travel guide

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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.