16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 6 nights
2
Lyon
— 4 nights
3
Nice
— 4 nights

6
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 a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Paris is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Cite medievale de Perouges. Shop till you drop at Secrets d'Apiculteur and Galerie Estades Lyon. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Saint-Etienne (Musee d'Art et d'Industrie & Planetarium de Saint-Etienne). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and learn about all things military at Musee de l'Aviation Clement Ader.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne, Cite medievale de Perouges, Musee de l'Aviation Clement Ader
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Croisette and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Visit Rue d'Antibes and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Mandelieu-la-Napoule to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Scuba & Snorkeling
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

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