16 days in Paris, Bordeaux & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Bordeaux & Nice Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, Bordeaux & Nice Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  12​h
End: Newark

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arc de Triomphe and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter for their historical value. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres (in Ingrannes) and La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Calgary to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in June, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, La Hotte du Diable
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La ville d'Hiver and Vesunna. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau Belingard and Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean. Venture out of the city with trips to Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich), Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote & Chateau Cantenac).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Vesunna, Dune du Pilat, Chateau Belingard, La ville d'Hiver
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver

5
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 Musée Marc Chagall capture your imagination. Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Croisette (in Cannes), Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou) and Abbey of Thoronet (in Le Thoronet). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Maeght.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice online tour planner .

You can fly from Bordeaux to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Bordeaux in June, with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa Kerylos, Plage de Cavaliere, Fondation Maeght, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Abbey of Thoronet ©
Abbey of Thoronet
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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