8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Morelia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Lyon
— Few hours
2
Avignon
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Poitiers
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Morelia

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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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lyon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Morelia, Mexico to Lyon is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Morelia to Lyon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lyon when traveling from Morelia in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Avignon online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Poitiers.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

1
night
Poitiers

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Poitiers planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Avignon to Poitiers takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Avignon in September; daily highs in Poitiers reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Poitiers

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Futuroscope
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Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner .

You can drive from Poitiers to Bayeux in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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