9 days in Japan & France Itinerary

9 days in Japan & France Itinerary

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9 days in Japan & France Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tokyo, Japan


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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum and then don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip app .

Fly from Tokyo to Paris in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tokyo to Paris, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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nights
Nice, France

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice holiday maker .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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