4 days in Paris & Loire Valley Itinerary

4 days in Paris & Loire Valley Itinerary

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4 days in Paris & Loire Valley Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Orleans
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Durham

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

Durham, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Paris. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in November: highs in Paris hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Orleans

Orleans
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 9th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at Pure Mission.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orleans day trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Fun & Games
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