5 days in Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

5 days in Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

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5 days in Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 1 day
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
3
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. In May, Paris is colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Chateaurenard, get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

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Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
St Nicholas Cathedral ©
St Nicholas Cathedral

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