33 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

33 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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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.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Grenoble (Musee de Grenoble & Archaeological Museum). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lyon day trip planning site.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Nice on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

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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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lyon in January, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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