11 days in Paris, Nice & Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Nice & Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route builder

Make it your trip
Unknown
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train
2
Nice
— 1 night
+2
Train to Paris Gare De Lyon, Train to Rennes, Bus to Mont-Saint-Michel
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Taxi to Dol De Bretagne, Train to Paris
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Unknown

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Paris

— 2 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Conciergerie.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Nice

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Christian Dior. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Nice in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.