11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, thencontemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip website.

Bengaluru, India to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Menton, Villa Kerylos, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Haut de Cagnes
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

3
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.
Visit Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Rade de Toulon for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Vallon des Auffes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Arles (Abbaye de Montmajour, St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), &more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bandol). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arles, Vieil Aix, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Chateau de Tarascon
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Rade de Toulon ©
Rade de Toulon
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©

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.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cite medievale de Perouges, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, thenget engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally take a stroll through The Presqu'ile.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lyon travel planner.

Getting from Marseille to Lyon by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Marseille in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lyon, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

3
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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thentake a stroll through Montmartre, thenadmire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip website.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in July, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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