8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
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Paris
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday planner.

Recife, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 16°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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.