22 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

22 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bayeux
— 8 nights
2
Paris
— 7 nights
3
Lyon
— 4 nights

8
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Cimetières Militaires, &more) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bayeux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Arromanches-les-Bains, Juno Beach Centre, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

7
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 some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris road trip website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Chateau de Chambord, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Let the collections at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Fourviere Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Lake Annecy (in Annecy), Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy) and Collegiale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (in Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lyon online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grenoble, Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, Lake Annecy, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
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Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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