10 days in France: Itinerary Ideas

by Christine Cantera on December 29, 2011

by Christine Cantera | December 29th, 2011  

France trip itinerary

So, you’ve got 10 days in France, huh? EXCELLENT! Let’s get started on planning a fun trip for you. What I’m going to do is give you several three-day itineraries for France, which you can mix and match with as many days in Paris as you wish – or if you’re returning to France after multiple trips, why not skip the City of Light altogether, and experience some of the amazing things this country has to offer?

10 days in France: Itinerary Ideas

French Riviera

The French Riviera is hopping in the summer, and warm enough in the winter to head home with a sun-kissed face and arms. It’s a wonderful counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of Paris.

>>Ideas for a 3-day French Riviera itinerary

Loire Valley

Easily the most romantic spot in France outside Paris, the Loire Valley has delicious wines, stunning castles, and plenty of places where you can literally stop and smell the roses.

>>Ideas for a 3-day Loire Valley itinerary

Southwest France

Want to truly get away from it all, and impress your friends back home with a full list of hidden gems you discovered while in France? Then head to the Southwest for a bit of history, maybe some camping, and hey, how about surfing?

>>Ideas for a 3-day Southwest France itinerary

Foodie Tour

Longtime readers of WhyGo France know that when it comes to traveling to France just for the food, you’ve come to the right place. Check out my ideas below, and also make sure to check out my guides on eating in France and drinking in France.

>>Ideas for a 3-day France Foodie itinerary

Mediterranean Coast

While I do loves me some French Riviera, it’s only half of the stunning southern coast of France. The other half is shared by the Languedoc region, which goes right on over to the Spanish border – and similar to the Southwest, still remains a secret to far too many travelers. Get here before everyone finds out!

>>Ideas for a 3-day Mediterranean coast itinerary

Brittany

Brittany is one of those places that once you visit, you feel like it’s yours for life. Whether you go for its fascinating history, its almost mystical islands or its rugged coastline, time spent in Brittany is never, ever time wasted. It almost feels like a vacation within a vacation.

>>Ideas for a 3-day Brittany itinerary

Provence

What is there left to say about Provence that hasn’t already been written, photographed and documented by enchanted travelers throughout the centuries? There’s not an inch of it that’s not the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. And let’s not even go into the food, the wine, the lavender fields… yeah. Definitely try to make this one happen.

>>Ideas for a 3-day Provence itinerary

Photo: Vincent van der Pas

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