14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
Train
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and A.I.R. Vallauris (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Nice is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for colder days in Nice, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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2
nights
Marseille

Gateway to Provence

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 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then visit Cours Mirabeau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

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Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marseille when traveling from Nice in December, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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2
nights
Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

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 16th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Marseille to Lyon by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Marseille in December, things will get a bit cooler in Lyon: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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1
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Strasbourg

Crossroads of Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): indulge your senses at VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip planning site.

Fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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5
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Paris

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Getting from Strasbourg to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.