12 days in Paris, Nice & Rome Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Nice & Rome Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Nice & Rome Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Nice, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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