14 days in Paris, Lyon & Cannes Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Lyon & Cannes Itinerary

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14 days in Paris, Lyon & Cannes Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon
— 5 nights
plane:  3​h 30​min
3
Cannes
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Lyon
— Few hours
train:  2​h
End: Paris

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fromagerie de la Combe du Val or Marche Aux Bouquinistes - Marche Aux Livres. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Estades Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon attractions tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Lyon

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fromagerie de la Combe du Val
Highlights from your plan
Place Bellecour ©
Place Bellecour
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Centre Commercial Ecully Grand Ouest ©

4
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.
Head to La Croisette and Galerie Gabelfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Vieille Ville, & more), Marineland (in Antibes) and VinAzur - Vins de provence (in St-Laurent du Var). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes and make a trip to Le Nomade.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cannes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Antibes, Galerie Gabel, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

few
hours
Lyon

Lyon
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Cannes to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors Fun & Games Nightlife

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