8 days in Paris & Versailles Itinerary

8 days in Paris & Versailles Itinerary

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8 days in Paris & Versailles Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Memphis

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Marmottan Monet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chantilly. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau) and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner .

Memphis, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Paris is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Chantilly, Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet and then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Versailles itinerary planner.

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In March, daytime highs in Versailles are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Maintenon
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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