9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France attractions planner
Make it your trip
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Versailles
Drive
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Paris
— 2 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and take in panoramic vistas at Montparnasse Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip site.

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Paris. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Versailles.
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Versailles

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, make a trip to The Water Parterres, then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Versailles online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 2 nights

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris journey app.

You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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