11 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny, wander the streets of Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer — 1 night

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cannes.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Cannes — 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Visit Lérins Islands and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Suquet and La Croisette. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Old Town, Spas, &more). There's more to do: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannes road trip tool.

You can fly from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cannes, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Colmar.
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Colmar — 3 nights

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.
On the 28th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then do a tasting at Domaine Lipp & Fils, then steep yourself in history at Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar road trip planner.

You can fly from Cannes to Colmar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cannes in December, with highs in Colmar at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back 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.