7 days in France & Frankfurt Itinerary

7 days in France & Frankfurt Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train to Gare de Sallanches-Comb.Megève, Bus to Megeve
Megeve, France
— 2 nights
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Marseille, France


Frankfurt, Germany


A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 12th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt travel planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In December in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lyon, France

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Megeve.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Megeve, France

— 2 nights
Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Mont d'Arbois Ski Area and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Aperigloo Megeve, then glide through natural beauty at Piccard Sports, and then hit the slopes at Xtreme Glisses.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Megeve sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Lyon to Megeve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lyon in December: high temperatures in Megeve hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Megeve

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Aix-en-Provence, France

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cours Mirabeau and Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence. Go for a jaunt from Aix-en-Provence to Nans-les-Pins to see Golf Sainte Baume about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chateau La Coste en Provence, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence holiday planning website.

You can drive from Megeve to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Megeve in December; daily highs in Aix-en-Provence reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Marseille, France

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Marseille sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.