15 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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

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Paris — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and visit Le Marais.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes — 6 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aquarium La Rochelle and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Castle of Oudon - Loire Scene (in Oudon), Phare Rouge (in La Rochelle) and Golf de l'Ile d'Or (in Oree d'Anjou). Spend the 21st (Mon) in the animal kingdom at Bioparc - Zoo de Doue la Fontaine. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Mini-Golf le Petit Bois, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, kick back and relax at Plage des Soixante Bornes, and push the limits with Planete Racing.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nantes road trip site.

Fly from Paris to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Nantes are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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