5 days in Chartres & Paris Itinerary

5 days in Chartres & Paris Itinerary

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5 days in Chartres & Paris Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Chartres
— 1 day
Train:  1​h
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

1
day
Chartres

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Danses Macabres d’Europe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Aignan, then admire the masterpieces at Chapelle Saint Eman, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral.

Before you visit Chartres, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark, USA to Chartres is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Chartres. Traveling from Newark in April, Chartres is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Danses Macabres d’Europe
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Eglise St-Aignan ©
Eglise St-Aignan
Danses Macabres d’Europe ©
Danses Macabres d’Europe
Chapelle Saint Eman ©
Chapelle Saint Eman

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like German Cemetery Belleau and Basilique de Saint-Mathurin. Get some historical perspective at Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery and Eglise Saint -Agnes. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cimetiere Americain Aisne-Marne (in Belleau), Musee Jardin Bourdelle (in Egreville) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee de la Marechalerie, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Continua, let your taste buds guide you at Visit the Hidden Paris, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris planner .

Getting from Chartres to Paris by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Belleau, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Musee de la Marechalerie, Galleria Continua, Musee Jardin Bourdelle
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Visit the Hidden Paris ©
Visit the Hidden Paris
Musee Jardin Bourdelle ©
Musee Jardin Bourdelle

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