8 days in France Itinerary

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Cannes — 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Cannes is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Cannes due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris online trip maker.

Fly from Cannes to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cannes in October; daily highs in Paris reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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.