8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Vieille Ville are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musée Marc Chagall. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Rue d'Antibes in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Nice is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect nights in Nice to be little chillier, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Bayeux in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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