10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cannes
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
End: New York City

1
night
Cannes

Cannes ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, then wander the streets of La Croisette, and then look for gifts at Les Caprices de Marilyn. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, enjoy the sand and surf at Midi Plage, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Midi.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannes road trip planning tool .

New York City, USA to Cannes is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Cannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Cannes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage du Midi
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville

1
night
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coco Beach, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then look for gifts at Deli', and finally kick back and relax at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning site .

Nice is very close to Cannes. Traveling from Cannes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Deli' ©
Deli'

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and La plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Lavandou: Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer) and Plage de la Ponche (in Saint-Tropez). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc and stroll through Grande Plage du Lavandou.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Le Lavandou trip maker site .

You can drive from Nice to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, Le Lavandou is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, La Ponche Beach
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Le Lavandou to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, Paris is little chillier than Le Lavandou - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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