22 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

22 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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22 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Bayeux
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
3
Lyon
— 4 nights
+3
tram + Fly + tram + train:  15​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Airborne Museum. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale), Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer) and Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Cimetières Militaires, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux sightseeing planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bayeux. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, things will get colder in Bayeux: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Find places to stay May 1 — 9:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary website .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Chateau de Chambord, Palace of Versailles
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parc de la Tete d'Or and Lac d'Annecy. Visit Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Fourviere Hill for their historical value. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu (in Beaune), Collegiale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (in Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse) and Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, and examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grenoble, Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, Collegiale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Lac d'Annecy
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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