France 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 20 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to France.

Nine days in France is an ideal amount of time for a road trip or a tour of the country’s highlights. Pair a few days in Paris with wine tasting in Bordeaux or a leisurely stay on the French Riviera, or pick up a rental car and explore the castles and lavender fields of western France at your own pace. If you’re up for an active adventure, consider a trek in the Alps, stopping in the resort towns of the Chamonix Valley, or cycling through the traditional villages and family-run wineries of Provence.

Check out 9 Days in France - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas for more inspiration, and see below for a full list of itinerary options.

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Latin quarter in Paris
Map of Honeymoon Romance in France: Paris & the French Riviera - 9 Days
Honeymoon Romance in France: Paris & the French Riviera - 9 Days

Head to France for nine magical days in the city of love—the perfect place for a honeymoon. Paris practically begs you to plan a romantic getaway, which is exactly what you'll do, from art viewing in the Louvre to day trips to storybook chateaus. Make sure to stop by the historic city of Avignon before wiling away the time on the sunny white-sand beaches of the south. 

A lavender field in Provence
Map of Paris & Provence Road Trip - 9 Days
Paris & Provence Road Trip - 9 Days

This scenic itinerary starts with a self-guided road trip through exceptional villages, cities, and wine regions in the heart of Provence. Over the course of 9 days, you’ll explore Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, and the Rhone Valley with visits to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as hidden gems. Finish the adventure in Paris with a mix of private tours and free time to explore on your own.

Paddle through the spectacular Gorges du Verdon
Map of Active Family Adventure in Verdon Gorge - 9 Days
Active Family Adventure in Verdon Gorge - 9 Days

This family-friendly itinerary features heart-pumping fun and adventure in Southern France's Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe and your playground for the next 9 days. You will raft the Verdon River, hike the edge of the canyon, paddle Lac de Sainte-Croix, and climb Via Cordata for an exceptional experience, ending your stay in Aix-en-Provence.

Sunset on Chambord castle in Loire Valley
Map of Highlights of France in Paris, Bordeaux & the Loire Valley - 9 Days
Highlights of France in Paris, Bordeaux & the Loire Valley - 9 Days

Experience three of the major regions of France with this trip through Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Start off shopping in the morning markets and sipping wine in historic vineyards, continue to tours of Renaissance-era castles and classic châteaux, and end your trip amid the city streets and cultural institutions of the City of Lights.

Chateau du Moulin in Lassay-sur-Croisne
Map of Road Trip through Western France: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 9 Days
Road Trip through Western France: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 9 Days

Paris, the Loire Valley, and Bordeaux—when it comes to French history and wine, what more do you need? This nine-day road trip includes this and more: from world-famous art in Paris and the famed castles of Tours to the unparalleled Bordeaux wine and fresh-caught Arcachon oysters. Dive into the French lifestyle as you enjoy fresh seafood in a typical brasserie and haggle with burly vendors at an 18th-century market. 

Mont Blanc in Aosta Valley, Courmayeur
Tour du Mont Blanc Self-Guided Trek - 9 Days

Traverse alpine passes, feast on local cheese, and breathe in the crisp mountain air on this 9-day trek around Mont Blanc. Start in Chamonix—the French capital of alpinism—before hitting the trail for a week of sweeping views, snowy peaks, and meadows full of wildflowers. Top things off with cozy nights spent in rustic alpine huts or guest houses. 

Following a good riding day...
Map of Cycle from Bordeaux to Toulouse - 9 days
Cycle from Bordeaux to Toulouse - 9 days

See the beautiful Canal de Garonne by bike, via a stunning route through several wine-growing regions - including the world famous St Emilion. Continue through southwest France (Aquitane and the Midi-Pyrenees) as you ride by vineyards, chateaux, and so much more.

Musée du Louvre
Map of Food & History in Paris - 9 Days
Food & History in Paris - 9 Days

Explore the City of Lights on this exciting gastronomy and culture tour. You will visit all the Parisian highlights, including the Musée du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Opéra Garnier, and more. Additionally, you'll go off the tourist trail at St. Ouen Market and the Parisian Catacombs. Food tours and classes are sprinkled throughout the trip, sweetening the experience even more. You will also get to explore the city's surroundings, with day trips centered around famous chateaus.

Enjoying the views
Map of Family Road Trip in Western France: Paris, Normandy, & Brittany - 9 Days
Family Road Trip in Western France: Paris, Normandy, & Brittany - 9 Days

See the Eiffel Tower in Paris, explore tidal pools on the beaches of Normandy, and learn about pirates and seafaring history in the walled city on this packed 9-day family road trip. From delicious French pastries in the capital city to fresh-caught seafood in the neighborhood brasserie, there's no shortage of culinary delights. For young travelers, treasure hunts, sand yachting, and more up the adventure. 

Vineyards near Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Map of France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 9 Days
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 9 Days

Twirl around to the catchy tune of Sur le Pont d'Avignon as you cross said bridge and more on this nine-day self-drive trip. In addition to crossing the celebrated bridge of Avignon, you'll stroll down the Mediterranean coast and through markets, vineyards, olive groves, and more to see all that Provence has to offer.

Vaux-en-Beaujolais
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Lyon - 9 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Lyon - 9 Days

Spend nine adventurous days driving through eastern France on this road trip itinerary. Start in Paris to see the main highlights, then head to Dijon and Beaune to learn about art, culture, and history. Continue to Annecy for some time by the lake, then end in Lyon, where the city's medieval streets and Beaujolais wine region await.

Water mill in the Old Town of Bayeux
Map of Luxury Getaway to Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, & Loire Valley - 9 Days
Luxury Getaway to Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, & Loire Valley - 9 Days

From the gilded halls of Versailles to the resplendent Châteaus of the Loire Valley, explore Western France in all its luxury on this 9-day getaway. Stroll the Champs de Mars under the twinkle of the Eiffel Tower, explore the fishing villages and beaches of the Atlantic Coast, and visit Mont-Saint-Michel: the abbey on an island. End the trip with a tour of the resplendent Châteaus de Chambord and Chenonceau.

The Frioul Islands and Château d'If
Map of Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris & Provence - 9 Days
Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris & Provence - 9 Days

Luxury experiences meet a casual pace of life in the south of France on this nine-day getaway. Experience the magic of Paris at nighttime and sample famous French patisseries, then head south to discover art & history in Marseille. End your trip in Aix-en-Provence, where romantic villages and old-world wineries invite you to stay a while. 

Amid the vines
Map of Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 9 Days
Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 9 Days

A French lunch break can be up to two hours long, but you get nine full days to sample the country's food and wine on this itinerary. Visit the artsy alleys and markets of Le Marais and Montmartre, then travel to the Loire Valley and Bordeaux to tour the vineyards that made French wine famous.

Pont Neuf across the Seine in Paris
Highlights of France: Paris, Bayeux, Marseille & Nice - 9 Days

This diverse 9-day itinerary introduces you to four distinct and enchanting regions of France. Begin in iconic Paris to stroll elegant avenues and cruise down the Seine—then catch a train west to Normandy to explore the medieval history and D-Day beaches of Bayeux. Continue to Provence, where you'll discover the ancient port of Marseille and the colorful market town of Aix-en-Provence, then hop over to the sun-soaked Riviera to end your adventure on a gastronomic tour of Nice.

Lavender fields along the Moustiers road
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 9 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 9 Days

Take a dive into nine days of adventure with this expedition. Start off by exploring Marseille and the French Mediterranean coast, then head inland to the Provençal Alps and Verdon Gorge. You'll ride horses, raft down rivers, climb along the canyonside, and more before you return to Marseille.

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