8 days in Paris, Verdun & Aisne Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Verdun & Aisne Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Verdun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Soissons
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
night
Verdun

Verdun ©
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Terra Chocolata, then steep yourself in history at Site du Canon d'Hermeville, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Verdun road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Verdun takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Verdun sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Soissons.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Saint Mihiel American Cemetery
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Terra Chocolata ©
Terra Chocolata

2
nights
Soissons

Soissons ©
Soissons is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France, located on the Aisne River, about 100km northeast of Paris. On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at L'Arsenal, step into the grandiose world of Donjon de Septmonts, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, then pause for some photo ops at Monument a la gloire de la 42e Rainbow US, and finally make a trip to Halle aux Bles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Soissons holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Verdun to Soissons in 2 hours. Traveling from Verdun in December, expect nights in Soissons to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Soissons

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Fere-en-Tardenois, Donjon de Septmonts, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils
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Donjon de Septmonts ©
Donjon de Septmonts
Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils ©
Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils
L'Arsenal ©
L'Arsenal

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