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 — 3 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 Tanneron to see Massif du Tanneron about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice online sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Nice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Nice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nice, with highs around 55°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
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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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

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You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in February, with highs in Paris at 46°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.