11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Lyon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Annecy
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chambery
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grenoble
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon sightseeing planner.

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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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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Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gorges du Fier and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy trip generator.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Annecy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Annecy when traveling from Lyon in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Fier
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier

2
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip generator.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chambery.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Adventure
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

1
day
Chambery

Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): try to win big at Théâtre Du Casino Grand Cercle, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then ponder the design of La Fontaine des Eléphants.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chambery itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Chambery takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Chambery are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Grenoble.

Things to do in Chambery

Spas Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Aix-les-Bains
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Thermal Spas

1
night
Grenoble

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Bastille, admire the masterpieces at Musée de Grenoble, and then take an in-depth tour of Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation à Grenoble.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grenoble vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Chambery to Grenoble in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Grenoble are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums
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Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Caumont Centre d'Art, then examine the collection at Granet Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence holiday planner.

Drive from Grenoble to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Grenoble in June, expect Aix-en-Provence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Montagne Sainte Victoire
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Arenes de Nimes, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Carrieres de Lumieres and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arenes de Nimes, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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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 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, wander the streets of Old Port, explore the world behind art at Mucem, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille itinerary maker.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques

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