8 days in France & Mumbai Itinerary

8 days in France & Mumbai Itinerary

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8 days in France & Mumbai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  13 h
2
Orleans, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ballon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai travel route builder .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Orleans.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
Orleans, France

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Royal de Blois and Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orléans Cathedral and Vallees de la Grand-Pierre et de Vitain. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Château de Sully-sur-Loire (in Sully-sur-Loire).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orleans road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mumbai to Orleans in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Orleans to be colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ballon.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Blois, Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, Château de Sully-sur-Loire, Chateau de Maintenon
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Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare ©
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare

1
night
Ballon, France

Ballon ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Donjon de Ballon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prieure de Vivoin.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ballon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Ballon takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ballon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ballon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prieure de Vivoin
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Prieure de Vivoin ©
Prieure de Vivoin
Donjon de Ballon ©
Donjon de Ballon

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then get to know the resident critters at Jardin des Plantes, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can drive from Ballon to Paris in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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