9 days in Marseille, Saint-Tropez & Lyon Itinerary

9 days in Marseille, Saint-Tropez & Lyon Itinerary

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9 days in Marseille, Saint-Tropez & Lyon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. You'll explore and learn at Granet Museum and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Plage de la Grande Mer & Bestouan Beach) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and wander the streets of The Panier.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip app .

San Francisco, USA to Marseille is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Marseille, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 88°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Escalet Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, and then view the masterpieces at Galerie Regard.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez travel planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Galerie Regard
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, then get to know the resident critters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planning website .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Lyon, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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