15 days in Paris, Mont-Saint-Michel & Lyon Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Mont-Saint-Michel & Lyon Itinerary

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15 days in Paris, Mont-Saint-Michel & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
+6
Shuttle + Train + Subway + Bus + Foot + Fly + Tram:  7 h 30 min
3
Lyon
— 4 nights
Tram + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip tool .

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Paris. Traveling from Manila in May, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pointe D'Agon and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Cathedraloscope (in Dol-de-Bretagne), Mont Dol (in Mont-Dol) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Les iles Chausey, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, steep yourself in history at Cabane Vauban, and don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cathedraloscope, Mont Dol, La Roche d'Oetre, Pointe D'Agon, Les iles Chausey
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Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Mont Dol
Mont Dol

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lac du Bourget and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly) and Grotte de Choranche (in Choranche). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, find something for the whole family at Mini World Lyon, have some family-friendly fun at BPK Entertainment, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lyon tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Lyon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lyon, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte de Choranche, Lac du Bourget, Mini World Lyon, La Roche de Solutre, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Lac du Bourget ©
Lac du Bourget
Mini World Lyon ©
Mini World Lyon
La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre

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