11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Marseille
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Tarascon and Abbey of Thoronet. Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Eglise St-Trophime will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau), Aix-en-Provence (Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre & Vieil Aix) and Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena, and step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder website .

Bengaluru, India to Marseille is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Marseille is minus 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Chateau de Grimaud, Abbaye du Thoronet
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, then delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip maker .

You can take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lyon, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Jardin des Plantes. Visit Chateau de Maintenon and Chateau de Chantilly for their historical value. Step out of Paris to go to Beauvais and see Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning website .

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Chantilly
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Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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