7 days in France Itinerary

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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 museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stop by Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning website.

Paphos, Cyprus to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paphos to Paris. When traveling from Paphos in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice — 3 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.
On the 29th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes and then get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then visit Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice travel planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Nice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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France travel guide

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.