8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo

2
nights
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.
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Nice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Nice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get little chillier in Nice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Les Jardins Bioves
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, then get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then 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.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille road trip site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Marseille, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Laser game Evolution, Virtual Room Toulon
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Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis ©

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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