11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, then contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and finally stroll through Castel Plage. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee du Parfum Fragonard, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Nice is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Menton, Haut de Cagnes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Promenade Le Corbusier, Musee du Parfum Fragonard
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Tarascon and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Vallon des Auffes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bandol), Rade de Toulon (in Toulon) and Arles (Abbaye de Montmajour, Eglise St-Trophime, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in July: highs in Marseille hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Scuba & Snorkeling, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Vieil Aix, Chateau de Tarascon
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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cite medievale de Perouges, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally take a stroll through The Presqu'ile.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lyon, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

3
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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, then wander the streets of Trocadero, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. While traveling from Lyon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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