France 10-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 22 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

This itinerary covers a boggling number of must-see places and unique excursions for an authentic taste of French life. Over the course of 10 days, you'll enjoy the beauty of Paris with the help of a local guide before spending three nights in Aix en Provence. From here, tour the French Riviera's best seaside towns starting in Cassis and heading east to Cannes and Nice where you'll complete the adventure.

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 adventure kicks off in Paris for three days of culture and cuisine in the 'City of Lights'. Then, drive yourself to the Normandy coast to visit Mont Saint Michel and other historical sites—spanning 900 years—between Bayeux and Omaha Beach. Next is the Loire Valley where you'll explore charming towns and gorgeous castles before returning to Paris (by train) for one more night on the town.

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

Experience the quintessential highlights of the Provence region from the Mediterranean Sea to the deepest gorge in France (Gorges du Verdon) on this self-drive itinerary. Along with a mix of outdoor activities and cultural tours, you'll have plenty of free time to explore charming villages, famous vineyards, and UNESCO-listed monuments at your own pace for an adventure to remember.

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 its capital of gastronomy: Lyon. While here, you'll explore an outstanding dining scene, visit nearby vineyards, and meet farmers and artisans. Then train to Annecy, a beautiful medieval town nicknamed the 'Venice of France'. Finish in Chamonix, next to the tallest peak in France—Mont Blanc—with opportunities to hit the trails for stunning views.

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

Spend ten days taking in some of the top treasures in France from north to south. You'll start off exploring Paris with local guides to see both 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.

The elegant Cheverny Castle in the Loire Valley
Map of Paris, Bordeaux & the Loire Valley - 10 Days
Paris, Bordeaux & the Loire Valley - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary is ideal for those seeking the splendor of French wine, history, and gastronomy. Traveling by train, you'll start in Bordeaux for architecture—both old and new—and tastings at some of the best vineyards in the world. Next is the Loire Valley for a range of gorgeous castles surrounded by bucolic landscapes. Finish the adventure in Paris and experience top sites with the help of a local expert.

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. 

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 ten 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.

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 ten 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 cafes at night. See the Alps and tour Avignon, then end your tour on the sunny southern coast.

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 trip in the capital city to explore highlights like the Louvre and Versaille, 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. 

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 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 chateau, 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.

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.

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.

Paddle boats on the Verdon River
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 10 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 10 Days

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

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