11 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get some cultural insight at Cemetery of the Old Chateau and Haut de Cagnes. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Suquet (in Cannes), Musee du Parfum Fragonard (in Grasse) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner .

Bengaluru, India to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Nice. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, Saint-Paul de Vence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, get in on the family fun at Mini World Lyon, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, then wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, then get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner .

Getting from Nice to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Lyon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

5
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.
Latin Quarter and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Marmottan Monet, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and take a stroll through Trocadero.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip website .

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Chantilly, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

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