8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  7​h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), wander the streets of Vieille Ville. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice online travel planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Nice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Nice. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marineland ©
Marineland

2
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

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. On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stroll through La plage and then stroll through Plage de la Faviere.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas visit planner.

Getting from Nice to Bormes-Les-Mimosas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Gigaro, Scuba & Snorkeling, La plage
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Scuba & Snorkeling
La plage ©
La plage

1
day
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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