15 days in Paris, Grenoble & Nice Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Grenoble & Nice Itinerary

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Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Grenoble
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
End: Nice

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get in touch with nature at Axo Plage and Île de la Cité. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Grenoble.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Axo Plage, Palace of Versailles, Chateau of Coucy
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Grenoble

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Opinel and Parc du Chateau de Vizille. Get a sense of the local culture at Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes and Tower of Crest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grenoble: Chateau de Crussol (in Saint-Peray), Village de Mirmande (in Mirmande) and Vinothentik (in Chabeuil). There's much more to do: get outside with Reve d'Eau, steep yourself in history at Barrage et Site de Roselend, identify plant and animal life at Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux, and kick back and relax at Plage de Sevrier.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grenoble road trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to Grenoble in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Grenoble are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tower of Crest, Chateau de Crussol, Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux, Barrage et Site de Roselend, Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux ©
Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux
Village de Mirmande ©
Village de Mirmande

4
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and La Croisette for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Rue d'Antibes in Cannes--about 42 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at Marineland. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, and contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice route maker site.

You can drive from Grenoble to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Grenoble in August, with lows around 71°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland, Villa Kerylos, Haut de Cagnes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes

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