11 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
3
Paris
— 5 nights

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint-Paul de Vence and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Fragonard (in Grasse), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and Head underground at Grotte de Saint-Cezaire.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary maker app.

Bengaluru, India to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee Fragonard, Saint-Paul de Vence, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Grotte de Saint-Cezaire
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Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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 6th (Sat), wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, thenexamine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, find something for the whole family at Mini World Lyon, see the interesting displays at Institut & Musee Lumiere, thenwander the streets of The Presqu'ile, thentake an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lyon when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around °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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mini World Lyon, 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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Army Museum and Musee Marmottan Monet. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City), Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

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