5 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally make a trip to Place Massena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice online itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Bastia-Poretta Airport. October in Nice sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes — 2 nights

Festival City

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, and then stop by Wine Shop Flacons Divins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then stroll through Lérins Islands.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cannes travel planner.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Cannes, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 1 day

Gateway to Provence

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cannes to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
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City of Popes

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip builder tool.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for Paris on the 20th (Fri).
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City of Light

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday app.

Getting from Avignon to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in October: highs in Paris hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F.
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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.