9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Paris
— 2 nights
Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Le Pradet
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Le Pradet
— 1 night
Drive
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La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 2 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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Florence, Italy to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Le Pradet.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Le Pradet

— 1 night
On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Oursinieres, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Plage des Bonnettes.

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Explore your travel options from Paris to Le Pradet with the Route module. Traveling from Paris in June, Le Pradet is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Le Pradet

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

La Croix-Valmer

— 2 nights
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and then kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Debarquement, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

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You can drive from Le Pradet to La Croix-Valmer in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Le Pradet, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in La Croix-Valmer, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Calanque de Maubois, then see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), and finally stroll through Abel Baliff Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael holiday planner.

Drive from La Croix-Valmer to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from La Croix-Valmer in July: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Nice

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plage du Soleil, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Lanterne, and finally steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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.