8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  28​h
1
Paris
— 1 night
train + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Kids will appreciate attractions like La plage and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bormes-Les-Mimosas: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Sylvabelle). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Domaine du Rayol, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, and stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas day trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paris to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bormes-Les-Mimosas: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, La Londe Les Maures, La Croix-Valmer, Domaine du Rayol
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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