16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Annecy
— 2 nights
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
5
Nice
— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chartres Cathedral and Musee Rodin. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paris, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Le Paquier, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, walk around Parc Charles Bosson, explore the activities along Lake Annecy, and then tour the water at your own pace with Annecy Boat Rental.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Annecy trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Les Gorges du Fier
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Le Paquier ©
Le Paquier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Cite medievale de Perouges and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the galleries of Fresque des Lyonnais, don't miss a visit to Le Mur Des Canuts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip website.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Le Mur Des Canuts ©
Le Mur Des Canuts

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo, then don't miss a visit to Calanque de Morgiou, and then head outdoors with Calanque du Sugiton.

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You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Place Massena and Bureau des Guides de Canyon. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Climbing Tours in Castellane--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Castellane, Villa Kerylos, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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