30 days in Paris, Chamonix & Nice Itinerary

30 days in Paris, Chamonix & Nice Itinerary

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30 days in Paris, Chamonix & Nice Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 14 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Chamonix
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Nice
— 7 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, winter sports, adventure, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons, hit the slopes at Vallee Blanche, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). Spend the 21st (Tue) in some colorful company at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chamonix to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Villa Kerylos, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Croisette
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Paris

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fondation Claude Monet, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and then shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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