10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Lourdes
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Train
4
Colmar
— 2 nights
Train to Zurich, Fly to Muscat

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Nice

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 14th (Tue), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally look for gifts at Zoe la Belette. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice travel route planner.

Muscat, Oman to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Muscat in April, things will get colder in Nice: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Ukrainienne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration..

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Nice to Lourdes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lourdes when traveling from Nice in April, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites

3
nights
Paris

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, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, shop like a local with Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
nights
Colmar

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colmar online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Colmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.