5 days in France Itinerary

5 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Nice
— 1 day
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice

— 1 day

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice driving holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Nice is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Nice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in October, with highs in Nice at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Paris

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

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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.