8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner

Make it your trip
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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice sightseeing tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Nice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in October: high temperatures in Nice hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 4th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in October, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker website.

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 October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.