21 days in Paris, Versailles & Nice Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Versailles & Nice Itinerary

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21 days in Paris, Versailles & Nice Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 14 nights
train:  15​min
2
Versailles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Paris

14
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Paris Catacombs and Montmartre are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website .

In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Viltain, take a stroll through Quartier Saint-Louis, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, then contemplate the long history of The Royal Chapel, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip maker website .

Versailles is very close to Paris. In August, daytime highs in Versailles are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

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The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais Lascaris and St Nicholas Cathedral. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice vacation planner .

Fly from Versailles to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Versailles in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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