15 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Nantes
— 7 nights
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Paris — 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La Galerie des Batailles). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nantes.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nantes — 7 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Bring the kids along to Aquarium La Rochelle and La Mine Bleue. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Les Cinq Pineaux (in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez), Mini-Golf le Petit Bois (in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie) and Plage des Soixante Bornes (in Saint-Jean-de-Monts). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ile d'Or, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, and see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes travel route builder app.

Fly from Paris to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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