16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

6
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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Champs-Elysees and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Paris, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerie Estades Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges) and Saint-Etienne (Musee d'Art et d'Industrie & Planetarium de Saint-Etienne). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stop by Secrets d'Apiculteur, examine the collection at Musee des Confluences, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne, Cite medievale de Perouges, Musee de l'Aviation Clement Ader
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

4
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.
La Croisette and St Nicholas Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Scuba & Snorkeling
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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