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

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

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Route & dates

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
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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day
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.
On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the striking features of Hotel de Chateaurenard, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Aix-en-Provence by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive 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): see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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