11 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Washington


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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Petit Palais and Memorial De La Shoah. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Annecy.
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Annecy — 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Plage de Doussard. We've included these beaches for you: Plages de Saint Jorioz and Plage d'Angon. Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Cascade d'Angon (in Angon) and Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac (in Doussard). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy, get a bird's-eye view with Espace 3D Parapente Annecy, contemplate the waterfront views at Le Thiou, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sevrier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Annecy trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Annecy are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, then kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Le musée de l’Annonciade, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then do a tasting at Domaine des Beaucas, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Nartelle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Saint-Tropez takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Annecy in January, expect Saint-Tropez to be a bit warmer, temps between 55°F and 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide

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.