17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Paris
— 1 night
train:  30​min
7
Versailles
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Omaha

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've now added Parc des Princes to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Visit Latin Quarter and Montmartre for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Musee de la Grande Guerre (in Meaux), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Trocadero, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner.

Omaha, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Omaha to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in June, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musee de la Grande Guerre, Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes American Cemetery & Memorial as well as Mont Saint-Michel. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Normandie Savoir-Faire. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omaha Beach and Chateau de Gratot. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Chateau Fort de Pirou in Pirou, about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame and brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha.

Plan trip to Bayeux with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Bayeux are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau de Gratot, American Cemetery & Memorial, Chateau Fort de Pirou, Mont Saint-Michel, Musee D-Day Omaha
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

3
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've now added Visite du Groupama Stadium to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon. Let the collections at Fresque des Lyonnais and Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Eglise de Saint Albain (in Saint-Albain) and La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, ponder the design of Place des Jacobins, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Bayeux to Lyon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in July: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 84°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Roche de Solutre, Eglise de Saint Albain
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La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Villa Kerylos
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Visite du Groupama Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Blandine, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, and finally catch a live event at Visite du Groupama Stadium.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Nice to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Lyon, with lows around 63°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Musee d'Histoire de Lyon ©
Musee d'Histoire de Lyon
Eglise Sainte Blandine ©
Eglise Sainte Blandine

1
night
Paris

Paris
To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. You will leave for Versailles on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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few
hours
Versailles

Versailles
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Versailles trip website .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In July, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 9th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Versailles

Outdoors Fun & Games Historic Sites
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