8 days in Paris, Verdun & Aisne Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Verdun & Aisne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verdun
— 1 night
Drive
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Soissons
— 2 nights
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Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour 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 · Parks

Side Trip

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Verdun

— 1 night
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.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verdun road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Verdun takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. 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

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Soissons

— 2 nights
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 traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, 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

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Aisne travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Castles · Specialty Museums