France 10-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 30 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to France.

Have ten days to spend in France? With a week and a half, many travelers plan to start and end the trip in Paris, venturing into two or three additional areas for a week or so in between. One popular option for travelers who don’t want to choose between wine country and the beach is a ten-day adventure to Provence and the French Riviera. Alternatively, consider spending your time touring the castles and vineyards of Bordeaux and the Loire Valley, or take a train to the French Alps for hiking, trekking, skiing, and other outdoor sports.

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Finish this French adventure with a night in Nice
Map of Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days
Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days

Enjoy an authentic taste of France with highlight tours, day trips, cooking classes, and more over 10 memorable days. First, get an insider's look at Paris with a local guide before absconding to Aix-en-Provence to stroll its cobbled streets and visit nearby national parks. From there, you're off to the sun-kissed French Riviera to "do lunch" in Saint-Tropez and follow your nose on a tour of Grasse, the perfume hub of France.

Famous medieval castle Sully sur Loire at sunset
Map of Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley - 10 Days
Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley - 10 Days

This epic 10-day French sojourn kicks off in Paris with three days of culture and cuisine in the "City of Lights." Then, hit the road to the Normandy coast to visit the Mont-Saint-Michel tidal island, medieval Bayeux, and Omaha Beach. Next is the Loire Valley, where you'll explore the charming towns and gorgeous castles of this famous wine region before returning to Paris for one more Belle Époque adventure.

Drive through the lavender fields of Provence
Map of Provence Road Trip: Marseille, Les Baux, Forcalquier, 	Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon & Aix - 10 Days
Provence Road Trip: Marseille, Les Baux, Forcalquier, Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon & Aix - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of France's Provence region, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gorges du Verdon, with this 10-day road trip that perfectly combines outdoor activities with cultural tours. In between memorable experiences like hot-air balloon rides, sailing trips, and cooking classes, you'll have plenty of free time to explore lavender fields, charming villages, famous vineyards, and UNESCO-listed monuments at your own pace.

Annecy's Palais de l'Isle at dusk
Map of Lyon, Annecy & Chamonix - 10 Days
Lyon, Annecy & Chamonix - 10 Days

This 10-day adventure combines three of France's easternmost gems, starting with the nation's capital of gastronomy: Lyon. While here, indulge in its outstanding dining scene, visit nearby vineyards, and meet farmers and artisans. Then travel to Annecy, a storybook medieval town so gorgeous it's nicknamed the "Venice of France," before finishing in Chamonix and hiking the tallest peak in France—Mont Blanc.

Château de Chenonceau on the River Cher
Map of Paris, Bordeaux & the Loire Valley - 10 Days
Paris, Bordeaux & the Loire Valley - 10 Days

Spend 10 memorable days celebrating the splendor of French wine, history, and gastronomy. Zip around France by train, stopping to marvel at Bordeaux's neoclassical architecture and taste the vintages at world-class vineyards. Next is the Loire Valley and its array of medieval castles dotting the countryside, followed by a showstopping tour of Paris, where highlights like Notre Dame and the Louvre await.

Views over Paris
Map of French Panorama: Paris, Marseille & Nice - 10 Days
French Panorama: Paris, Marseille & Nice - 10 Days

Spend 10 days taking in some of the top treasures in France from north to south. You'll start exploring Paris with local guides to see its star attractions and secret spots, then head to the historic city of Marseille. Continue to the famed French Riviera and the seaside city of Nice to end your trip in the sun.

Nice- French Riviera at sunset
Map of Relaxed Provence & French Riviera - 10 Days
Relaxed Provence & French Riviera - 10 Days

Experience the best of Provence and the French Riviera in 10 days. Visit Cannes, Nice, the hill-top villages of Luberon, Aix-en-Provence, and more regional highlights. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gourmet culinary tours, local culture, and charming boutique hotels.

Ville des Glaciers with Les Chapieux
Tour du Mont Blanc Self-Guided Trek - 10 Days

Traverse over high mountain passes and through small alpine villages on this 10-day trek around Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest peak. Start and end in Chamonix, the self-proclaimed "French capital of Alpinism". See why this town got its nickname as you explore the Alps on foot, wandering through peaceful meadows and taking in the sweeping views. 

Lake Annecy
Map of Honeymoon Romance in France: Paris, Lyon & the French Riviera - 10 Days
Honeymoon Romance in France: Paris, Lyon & the French Riviera - 10 Days

If you've got 10 days and a heart full of love, head to France for the perfect honeymoon getaway. Start in Paris, where you'll stroll shops and galleries by day and indulge in French wine at open-air cafés at night. See the Alps and tour Avignon, then end your tour on the sunny southern coast.

Chateau of Sully-sur-Loire
Map of Road Trip through Western France: Paris, Loire Valley & Bordeaux  - 10 Days
Road Trip through Western France: Paris, Loire Valley & Bordeaux - 10 Days

If driving from Paris through western France for 10 days sounds like a dream come true, this itinerary is for you. Start in Paris, where art at the Louvre, flaky croissants, and a day trip to Versailles will capture your imagination and taste buds. Continue to the Loire Valley to see the famed castles and see where da Vinci lived, then end in Bordeaux for world-famous oysters and wine.

Lavender fields in Avignon
Map of France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 10 Days
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 10 Days

Take 10 days to stop and smell the lavender as you traverse the fields, vineyards, and villages of Provence on this self-drive trip. This popular region of southeastern France has plenty for your senses to enjoy: take in the scents of soapmaking workshops, sights of the Mediterranean coast, and tastes of famous wines and market-fresh cooking on your adventure.

Young child enjoying autumn in Paris
Map of Family Road Trip in Western France: Paris, Normandy & Brittany - 10 Days
Family Road Trip in Western France: Paris, Normandy & Brittany - 10 Days

From the big city lights and historical museums of Paris to the quiet beaches of Western France, there's something on this 10-day road trip to delight everyone in the family, regardless of age. Start your journey in the capital city to explore highlights like the Louvre and Versailles, then rent a car and head west. Sample fresh seafood, try sand yachting, and learn about D-Day history on the beaches of Normandy. 

Esterel Massif
Map of Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes St. Tropez - 10 Days
Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes St. Tropez - 10 Days

Indulge in bespoke cultural and nature experiences on this ten-day luxury trip to the French Riviera. From private sailing trips to sunny coastal islands to sunbathing on Saint-Tropez's world-class beaches, there's no shortage of time to unwind. Stroll the colorful streets of Cannes, go wine tasting in Provence, and catch a Mediterranean sunset as you take it all in. 

Lavender fields on the Lavensole Plateau
Map of Self-Drive France: Provence & the French Riviera  - 10 Days
Self-Drive France: Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days

Explore the iconic landscapes that inspired the French Impressionists on this scenic 10-day road trip through the South of France. Starting in Nice, you'll journey west past glittering coastlines, hilltop villages, and rolling countryside to reach Aix-en-Provence. Along the way, unforgettable Provençal experiences await: create your own perfume in Grasse, tour the wineries of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, see the lavender fields of Lavensole, and discover the villages of the Luberon by E-Bike.

Notre-Dame de la Garde
Map of Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris & Provence - 10 Days
Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris & Provence - 10 Days

This luxurious ten-day itinerary hits all of France's highlights: food, art, culture, and the French lifeblood—wine. From historic landmarks in Paris to the small-town charm of Provence's hilltop villages, there's no shortage of things to do. Learn to prepare a three-course meal at a countryside château, sail to the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and ease into a casual South France pace of life. 

Interior of the Chenonceau castle
Map of Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 10 Days
Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 10 Days

There are enough French cheeses that you could eat a different one every day for a year. This itinerary only takes you as far as 10 days, so you'll have to eat a little faster than that. Start by consulting a cheesemaker in Le Marais, then ascend the Eiffel Tower to see Paris from the sky. You'll then head to the castles of the Loire Valley, followed by three nights in Bordeaux to sample vintages dating back centuries.

The Verdon Gorge
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 10 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 10 Days

Take every manner of transport on this 10-day adventure trip. You'll cruise along the coast of Marseille, ride horses up to Sainte-Croix Lake, visit lavender fields, and tackle the Verdon Gorge by foot, river raft, and via cordata climb to take in the wild face of Europe's largest gorge.

Chenonceau at Sunset
Map of Luxury Getaway to Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, & More - 10 Days
Luxury Getaway to Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, & More - 10 Days

Dive into French culture and settle into a quieter pace of life on this 10-day luxury trip to Western France. Start in Paris, where you'll learn history in the l’Ile de la Cité and take a day trip to the gilded halls of Versailles. Head west to tour D-Day sites in Normandy and explore Mont-Saint-Michel: the abbey on an island. Round out the trip with two days in the Loire Valley, famous for castles and wine alike.

Snowy Tournette and Mountain Village
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Lyon - 10 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Lyon - 10 Days

Take ten days to drive from Paris to Lyon on this adventurous road trip itinerary. Start in the city of lights, then make your way to the countryside for art, history, and resplendent chateaux. Stop in Annecy to spend time on the lake and go hiking, then end in Lyon to explore the city's medieval streets and historic architecture.

Take a family trip to Corsica
Map of Corsica Family Adventure: Calvi, Ajaccio & Bonifacio - 10 Days
Corsica Family Adventure: Calvi, Ajaccio & Bonifacio - 10 Days

Your family loves outdoor adventures and being on the water? A trip to Corsica would make the ideal vacation. Explore the French island's dramatic coastlines and bathe in pristine waters as you travel south from Calvi to Ajaccio and Bonifacio, three beautiful cities brimming over with history and culture. Whether on land or at sea, you'll be awed by the beauty of the rugged scenery surrounding you.

Explore Lyon with the family
Map of  Family Trip to France: Paris, Dijon & Lyon-10 Days
Family Trip to France: Paris, Dijon & Lyon-10 Days

Take your family on a tour of French culture and gastronomy with this 10-day itinerary. See—and taste—the highlights of some of France's liveliest and best-loved cities, with private tours of Paris, Dijon, and Lyon. Relax in the rustic charm of medieval Burgundian villages, Beaujolais vineyards, and traditional farm life. With a day at Disneyland planned as well, this trip will be one to remember for the whole family!

Visit Lyon, France's capital of gastronomy, with the whole gang
Map of French Cities, Mountains & Food for Families: Paris, Annecy & Lyon - 10 Days
French Cities, Mountains & Food for Families: Paris, Annecy & Lyon - 10 Days

There's no need to choose between French cities, mountains, or culinary attractions—this 10-day family-focused itinerary covers everything. Starting in Paris, you'll enjoy a jaunt up the Eiffel Tower and a treasure hunt in the world-famous Louvre. Continue to Annecy to climb the Alps by cogwheel train and sample fondue in an underground cave. Learn the secrets to Lyon's famous gastronomy with a family cooking class, then take to the skies to see the vineyards of Beaujolais by hot air balloon.

Enjoying the lavender fields of Provence
Map of Family-Friendly Tour of Provence - 10 Days
Family-Friendly Tour of Provence - 10 Days

The southern French region of Provence is an ideal destination for an active-yet-relaxed family trip. All ages will enjoy the combination of good food (including cooking classes), ancient and medieval history and culture, and fun outdoor activities like biking and boating. Starting in the millennia-old city of Marseilles and ending in gorgeous Aix-en-Provence, you'll visit many picturesque villages and natural areas en route for a taster (quite literally) of the south of France.

Paris and the Eiffel Tower—Olympics style
Map of Summer Olympics 2024: From Switzerland to Paris - 10 Days
Summer Olympics 2024: From Switzerland to Paris - 10 Days

Got Olympic fever? Let this 10-day journey across Europe get you in the mood for the 2024 Games. It begins in scenic Switzerland on Lake Geneva with a visit to the Olympic Museum, followed by a trip to France and more grand tours in Paris, where the Olympics will be held. In between, you'll enjoy food tours in Lyon, wine tastings in Burgundy, boating on Lake Annecy, and many other cultural and culinary adventures.

You can bet that landmarks like the Eiffel Tower will be featured in the 2024 Summer Games
Map of Olympic Adventure in Paris, Brittany & Bordeaux - 10 Days
Olympic Adventure in Paris, Brittany & Bordeaux - 10 Days

Olympics 2024, here you come! Paris will be hosting this 3,000-year-old tradition, and you'll experience the pomp and circumstance over 10 event-filled days—plus enjoy adventures in other highlight regions. After experiencing the best of Paris, catch a train to the Loire Valley for vineyard tours, explore the historic villages of Brittany, and visit Bordeaux for bike tours and to indulge in fine food and wine.

Enjoy great food and wine throughout France
Map of Olympic Summer Gourmet Journey Through France - 10 Days
Olympic Summer Gourmet Journey Through France - 10 Days

Sports and culture lovers rejoice—the Olympics are coming to Paris! This memorable 10-day journey combines the spectacle of the 2024 Olympic Games with the food culture that has made France a legend in the world of gastronomy. After immersing yourself in the sporting spirit of Paris, you're off to Lyon, Burgundy, and Marseille for foodie tours, truffle hunts, wine tastings, Champagne boat cruises, and more.

Get active on the coast of Brittany
Map of Olympic Summer in Paris & Hike Brittany - 10 Days
Olympic Summer in Paris & Hike Brittany - 10 Days

The 2024 Olympics are headed to Paris, and there's no better way to prime yourself than on an active adventure through France. It begins in the City of Lights, the epicenter of the upcoming Olympic Games, with tours, cabarets, and a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine. Then, you're off to France's Brittany region, where you'll experience its walled city of Saint-Malo, take a day trip to Mont-Saint-Michel, and explore the stunning English Channel coastline with multiday hikes and watersports.

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