11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon
— 1 night
2
Marseille
— 1 night
3
Nice
— 3 nights
4
Strasbourg
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lyon holiday planner.

London, UK to Lyon is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lyon, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in December: high temperatures in Marseille hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). And it doesn't end there: stop by Vieille Ville, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nice online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Les Petites Porcelaines
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): visit La Petite France, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planning app.

Getting from Nice to Strasbourg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Strasbourg hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg

4
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary builder.

Take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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