11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Marseille, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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

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.
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 Abbaye du Thoronet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Vieil Aix (in Aix-en-Provence) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

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

Bengaluru, India to Marseille is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Marseille due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Aix-en-Provence, Chateau de Tarascon, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet

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

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

Take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Marseille in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lyon, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the 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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe 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 Chantilly (in Chantilly City), Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais) and Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The Army Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes.

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

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

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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