15 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

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Paris
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Lyon
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 9 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online route planner.

Mountain View, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mountain View to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mountain View in September, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Lyon

Lyon ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon journey planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Le Suquet, La Croisette, &more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip builder.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Marseille sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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