22 days in Lyon, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

22 days in Lyon, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

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Lyon
— 8 nights
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Marseille
— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beaune (La Voie des Vignes & Helitravaux Beaune). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences, and don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lyon online tour itinerary builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Lyon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Lyon. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Lyon reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

4
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lyon in November, with highs in Marseille at 19°C and lows at 9°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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