10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner
Make it your trip
Train
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Antibes
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chamonix
— 1 night
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Frankfurt

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Paris — 2 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 museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, stop by Île de la Cité, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker.

Reims to Paris is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in August, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Saint-Raphael.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): zoom along the surf with Jets'Cool, then hike along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus, then make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and finally meet the residents at Parc Zoologique de Frejus.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael road trip planning tool.

Fly from Paris to Saint-Raphael in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Antibes.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
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Antibes — 1 night

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 13th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Antibes trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Antibes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for slightly colder days in Antibes, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
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Hyeres — 3 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Sylvabelle and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair & Plage de Jean Blanc). There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Sentier Sous Marin, take in the dramatic natural features at Presqu'ile de Giens, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, and identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hyeres online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Antibes to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Antibes in August since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Chamonix.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Chamonix — 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix route app.

You can drive from Hyeres to Chamonix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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.
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