17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8 h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Fly + Tram:  3 h
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Cairo

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.
Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Fontainebleau will appeal to history buffs. Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris. While traveling from Cairo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Lalique and Palais de Rohan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centre-ville de Strasbourg and La Petite France. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, stop by Mon Oncle Malker de Munster, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Strasbourg itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musee Lalique
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Musee Lalique ©
Musee Lalique
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau

3
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.
Visit Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Bonaventure for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Institut & Musee Lumiere and Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon. Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to Cite du Chocolat Valrhona in Tain-l'Hermitage, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lyon day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cite du Chocolat Valrhona
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Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais
Cite du Chocolat Valrhona ©
Cite du Chocolat Valrhona
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 4th (Tue), stop by La Cave des Halles, browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, then take an in-depth tour of Palais du Roure, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Louis Vouland, and finally explore the galleries of Musee du Petit Palais.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avignon visit site .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Avignon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Avignon Les Halles ©
Avignon Les Halles

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de l'Aviation and Museum of the Foreign Legion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathédrale La Major and Abbaye Saint Victor. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

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Take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Marseille, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aubagne, Musee de l'Aviation
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Musee de l'Aviation ©
Musee de l'Aviation
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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