Most people visiting both Nice and Paris spend about 11 to 14 days in France, which usually includes some time in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille as well. If you're only headed to Nice and Paris, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 7 to 8 days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in 7 to 6 days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries including Nice and Paris and beyond.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 7-8 days in Nice and Paris combined
  • Visiting Nice and Paris in 5-6 days is possible, but will feel rushed
  • With 9 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip 
  • The most common extensions are Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

How Many Days Should You Spend in Paris?

Recommended Itineraries for Nice and Paris

Recommended Itinerary for 7 Days

Drive along the Bay of Villefranche during your last day in Nice
Drive along the Bay of Villefranche during your last day in Nice
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Nice - Explore the City Nice
Day 2 Guided Tour of Eze & Monaco Nice
Day 3 Guided Tour of Cannes, Antibes & Saint Paul de Vence Nice
Day 4 Fly to Paris - Cruise on the Seine Paris
Day 5 Day-Trip to Versailles - Summit the Eiffel Tower Paris
Day 6 Chocolate & Pastry Tour - Free Time Paris
Day 7 Depart Paris  


This weeklong itinerary splits its time between the French Riviera and the City of Lights for a great introduction to France. Starting in Nice, you'll explore on your own before a local guide shows you around Monaco, Cannes, and Antibes (to name a few). Then, fly to Paris where you'll cruise along the Seine, skip the line at Versailles, and summit the Eiffel Tower—at sunset!—to complete the adventure. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Gilded halls of Versaille
Gilded halls of Versaille
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to France! Arrive in Paris & Evening Eiffel Tower Tour Paris
Day 2 Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre Paris
Day 3 Day Trip to Versailles Paris
Day 4 Day Trip to Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau Paris
Day 5 Fly to Nice & Afternoon Free Nice
Day 6 Full Day on the Coast: Cannes, Antibes, & Saint-Paul de Vence Nice
Day 7 Private Tour of Monaco, Monte Carlo, & Eze Nice
Day 8 Au Revoir, France  


A honeymoon to France is the stuff of dreams, but this real-life itinerary is ready and waiting for you! Spend four days in the City of Lights, browsing art museums and enjoying romantic strolls along the Seine. For the second half of your trip head to the south, where Roman ruins, luxurious beaches, and sunny weather await. Read more

Extended Itineraries

10-Day Itinerary Including Cannes and Aix-en-Provence

Finish this French adventure with a night in Nice
Finish this French adventure with a night in Nice
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris Paris
Day 2 Classic Walking Tour of Paris Paris
Day 3 Covered Passageways of Paris Paris
Day 4 Train to Aix en Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 5 Provence cooking class Aix-en-Provence
Day 6 Explore Calanques National Park & Marseille Aix-en-Provence
Day 7 Drive to St. Tropez - Continue to Cannes Cannes
Day 8 Perfume Tour of Grasse Cannes
Day 9 Driving Tour of Nice Nice
Day 10 Drive from Nice to Marseille - Depart France  


This itinerary covers a boggling number of must-see places and unique excursions for an authentic taste of French life. Over the course of 10 days, you'll enjoy the beauty of Paris with the help of a local guide before spending three nights in Aix en Provence. From here, tour the French Riviera's best seaside towns starting in Cassis and heading east to Cannes and Nice where you'll complete the adventure. Read more

14-Day Itinerary Including Avignon and Lyon

Chenonceau castle and grounds
Chenonceau castle and grounds
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to France! Arrive in Paris & Evening Eiffel Tower Tour Paris
Day 2 Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre Paris
Day 3 Day Trip to Versailles Paris
Day 4 Free Day in Paris Paris
Day 5 Day Trip to Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau Paris
Day 6 Transfer from Paris to Lyon & City Tour Lyon
Day 7 Beaujolais Tour & Wine Tasting Lyon
Day 8 Train from Lyon to Avignon & Afternoon in the City Avignon
Day 9 Hilltop Villages & Wine in the Luberon: Full Day Tour Avignon
Day 10 Châteauneuf du Pape Tour & Wine Tasting Avignon
Day 11 Avignon to Nice, Tour of Aix-en-Provence en Route Nice
Day 12 Full Day on the Coast: Cannes, Antibes, & Saint-Paul de Vence Nice
Day 13 Private Tour of Monaco, Monte Carlo, & Eze Nice
Day 14 Au Revoir, France  


Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to get away from it all, which is exactly what you'll do on this honeymoon itinerary. From Paris's busy streets to the quiet avenues of Aix en Provence, this itinerary has it all. Go wine tasting in the Beaujolais wine region, visit hilltop villages near Avignon, and immerse yourself in the luxurious atmosphere of Cannes and Monaco.  Read more

16-Day Itinerary Including Aix-en-Provence and Marseille

Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris Paris
Day 2 Chauffeured Tour of Paris in a Vintage Car Paris
Day 3 Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre Paris
Day 4 Free Day in Paris Paris
Day 5 Paris to Marseille, Afternoon of Art & History Marseille
Day 6 Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop Marseille
Day 7 Cassis and Bandol Rosé Wine Tour Marseille
Day 8 Arrive in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 9 Avignon & Hilltop Villages of the Luberon Aix-en-Provence
Day 10 Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 11 Aix-en-Provence to Nice: Wine Estate, Villecroze, & Nature Nice
Day 12 Cooking Class & Perfume Tour in Nice Nice
Day 13 Private Tour of Monaco, Monte Carlo, & Eze Nice
Day 14 Wine tour in Bellet & Saint Paul de Vence from Nice Nice
Day 15 Free Day in Nice Nice
Day 16 Au Revoir, France  


From the lights of Paris to the laidback atmosphere of the South of France, this luxurious 16-day itinerary is the ultimate vacation. See world-famous art at the Louvre and tour Paris in a vintage car, then head south to explore old-world villages and the sunny coastline. Sample wine in Provence, visit Monaco, tour artisanal perfumeries and more on this getaway. Read more

How to travel between Nice and Paris

Nice lies roughly 425 miles (685 km) miles southeast of Paris, on the far eastern edge of the French Riviera. Despite the distance, travel between the cities is relatively easy, with direct flights and high-speed trains connecting them in as little as four hours. Read more

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Map of Nice & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Nice & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas