20 days in Lyon, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

20 days in Lyon, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

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Lyon
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Marseille
— 7 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights

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Lyon

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Annecy (Lake Annecy & La Vieille Ville). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon tour itinerary planner.

Takhli, Thailand to Lyon is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Takhli to Lyon, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Takhli in October: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), La Manufacture du Siecle (in Carpentras) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Lyon in October, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe

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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Cannes (Le Suquet, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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