8 days in Nice, Mont-Saint-Michel & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Nice, Mont-Saint-Michel & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in Nice, Mont-Saint-Michel & Paris Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
bus + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Columbus

2
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.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Suquet and Haut de Cagnes. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Villa Kerylos. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Ile Sainte-Marguerite (in Cannes), Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). There's still lots to do: hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary maker tool .

Columbus, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Columbus, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Villa Kerylos, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, and then identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in June, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Philippe-Chatrier Court, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning tool .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris by combination of bus and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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