10 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nice.
Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Marseille — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally stop by The Panier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marseille online trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marseille, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Hyeres — 1 night

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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Hyeres vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sat).
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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.