8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colleville-sur-Mer itinerary maker app.

Getting from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Colleville-sur-Mer to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planner.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Highlights from your trip

Nice — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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France travel guide

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.