8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Train
3
Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder app.

Cairo, Egypt to Nice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Nice due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in January, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, then have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, and finally browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marseille travel route planner.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris tour planner.

Getting from Marseille to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.