10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannes
— 3 nights
Fly to Lyon, Shuttle to Val Thorens
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Val Thorens
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix
— 1 night
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Singapore

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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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Parc du Mont Boron. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Vieille Ville, &more). It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannes trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, you will find days in Cannes are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Val Thorens

— 1 night
Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hit the slopes at Maison des Guides et de la Montagne Val Thorens, then hit the slopes at Prosneige, and then fly down the slopes at Ski Cool.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Val Thorens trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cannes to Val Thorens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannes in December: high temperatures in Val Thorens hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Classes
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Chamonix

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix journey planner.

Traveling by car from Val Thorens to Chamonix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.