13 days in Paris, Tours & Nice Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Tours & Nice Itinerary

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13 days in Paris, Tours & Nice Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Chateau de Fontainebleau and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Appartement-Atelier de Le Corbusier. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris. In April, Paris is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

La Hotte du Diable, Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de l'Islette.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tours travel tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tours, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, La Forteresse de Montbazon, Château de l'Islette
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Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©

4
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Choisy La Galerie capture your imagination. Visiting Lérins Islands and Marineland will get you outdoors. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tours to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tours in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Promenade Le Corbusier, Lérins Islands, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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