11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Marseille
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Lyon
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Paris
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Marseille

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Attractions like Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Rade de Toulon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Abbaye du Thoronet (in Le Thoronet), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Vieil Aix (in Aix-en-Provence). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, and stroll through Calanque de Samena.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip planning website.

Bengaluru, India to Marseille is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Marseille is minus 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Lyon

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

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 7th (Sun), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, look for gifts at Secrets d'Apiculteur, then delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon itinerary builder app.

Fly from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lyon, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Paris

— 5 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.
Eiffel Tower and The Army Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon), Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City) and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Lyon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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