8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 1 night
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Paris

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Nice

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.