10 days in Paris & Versailles Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Versailles Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Versailles
— 4 nights
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Paris — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Versailles.
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Versailles — 4 nights

Royal Paradise

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.
Explore Versailles' surroundings by going to Deauville Beach (in Deauville City), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur). On 7th (Sun), while away the hours contemplating the architecture of Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Versailles sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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