10 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  13​h
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Take a break from the city and head to Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc national des Calanques and Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Marseille is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Marseille due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in March: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 61°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Calanques
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lyon trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. When traveling from Marseille in March, plan for little chillier days in Lyon, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris vacation builder app .

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Seine River ©
Seine River

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