10 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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1
Marseille
— 2 nights
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
3
Paris
— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parc National des Calanques and Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Family-friendly places like Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Cathédrale La Major will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (about 1h 30 min away). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Calanques and stop by The Panier.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Marseille is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Marseille, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Tours

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 ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

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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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, thenmake a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon online road trip planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in March: highs in Lyon hover around °F, while lows dip to °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 Fun & Games
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Louvre Museum. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to 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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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