8 days in Paris, Versailles & Giverny Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Versailles & Giverny Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Versailles & Giverny Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
2
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Giverny
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning site .

Charlotte, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles and then make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin de Versailles, then contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour, then steep yourself in history at Parc de Versailles, and finally admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Versailles trip itinerary planner.

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Le Jardin de Versailles ©
Le Jardin de Versailles

1
night
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Giverny online travel route planner .

Getting from Versailles to Giverny by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Musee de Mecanique Naturelle ©
Musee de Mecanique Naturelle
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny

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