21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bayeux
— 5 nights
2
Paris
— 9 nights
3
Lyon
— 4 nights

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach for their historical value. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Airborne Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Le Vieux Pont de Ducey (in Ducey), Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer) and Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and meet the residents at Cite de La Mare.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux holiday planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May; daily highs in Bayeux reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Grouin, Musee D-Day Omaha
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

9
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 added Pantheon, La Madeleine, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Presqu'ile, Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Cite medievale de Perouges. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Théâtre gallo-romain. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Lyon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Annecy, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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