12 days in South of France & Paris Itinerary

12 days in South of France & Paris Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Nice — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker app.

Dallas, USA to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Nice reach 81°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. On your second day here, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda tour website.

Getting from Nice to Sarlat-la-Caneda by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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