9 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Town, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nice is 6 hours. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online road trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee du Debarquement, steep yourself in history at Vestiges du Port de Mulberry, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip app.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Carcassonne in June: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Sainte-Chapelle. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, visit Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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.