12 days in Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Venice Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Venice Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Ile Saint-Louis. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Rodin and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and stop by Île de la Cité.

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Raleigh, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Raleigh to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in July; daily highs in Paris reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, thenadmire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, thenstroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, Aix-en-Provence is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Gordes, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Visit Blue Moon and Laguna di Bibione for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Bahia del Sole (in Sottomarina), Bibione Spiaggia (in Bibione) and Bagno Bambu (in Lido delle Nazioni). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, visit Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Venice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bibione, Comacchio, Bahia del Sole, Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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