13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  10 h
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cannes
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Berthillon and Androuet. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marie-Anne Cantin and Richart. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stop by A la Mere de Famille, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rue Mouffetard Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris online sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Androuet ©
Androuet
Baron Rouge (Le) ©
Baron Rouge (Le)

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.
On the 28th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Canal Organisation des Puces C.O.P-SARL, look for gifts at Seve Chocolatier, thenmake a trip to Marche de la Creation, thenlook for gifts at La Chope de Lug, and finally browse the different shops at Shopping Center - Confluence. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, thenbrowse the different shops at La Part-Dieu Shopping Center, thenhunt for treasures at Marche Alimentaire St-Antoine Celestins, and finally look for gifts at The Whisky Lodge.

For photos and tourist information, use the Lyon holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Shopping

Side Trip

Canal Organisation des Puces C.O.P-SARL
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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse ©
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
Canal Organisation des Puces C.O.P-SARL ©
Canal Organisation des Puces C.O.P-SARL
The Whisky Lodge ©
The Whisky Lodge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Marche de Noailles, look for gifts at Galeries Lafayette, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally stroll around Parc Balneaire du Prado. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Compagnie de Provence (La), browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers' Markets, thenstop by Brulerie Richelme, thenstop by Aix Moto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Farmers' Markets ©
Farmers' Markets
Brulerie Richelme ©
Brulerie Richelme
Aix Moto ©
Aix Moto

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pick up some new knowledge with Studio des Fragrances Galimard, thenlook for gifts at 1862 Wines & Spirits, and then browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Ceneri, stroll through Plage Mace, and then get outside with Plage du Martinez.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannes planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for little chillier days in Cannes, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Studio des Fragrances Galimard
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Plage du Martinez ©
Plage du Martinez
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
1862 Wines & Spirits ©
1862 Wines & Spirits

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 4th (Sat), look for gifts at Griffolies, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, thenview the masterpieces at Galerie Motus, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Galeries Lafayette. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Chocolatier Lacroix, enjoy the sand and surf at Palmes Beach, thenhunt for treasures at Marché provençal, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice sightseeing tool.

Drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Cannes in July, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palmes Beach, Marché provençal
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Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya ©
Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya
Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach
Marché provençal ©
Marché provençal

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