12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 6 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.
You've added The Army Museum, Latin Quarter, Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

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Louisville, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Louisville in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Nice — 3 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.
Nice Cycle Tours has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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You can take a train from Paris to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 70°F and 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Paris.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Paris — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes The Army Museum as well as Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Nice to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Paris at 62°F and lows at 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.