25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Metz
1
Metz
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Lille
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Paris
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Lyon
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Marseille
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Metz

1
night
Metz

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Corps de Garde de Metz, make a trip to Place Stanislas, then get outside with Plan d'Eau de Metz, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale, get to know the fascinating history of Quartier Imperial, then admire the striking features of Maison des Corporations, then admire the striking features of Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, and finally don't miss a visit to Sainte-Segolene.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Metz road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Metz. In March, daytime highs in Metz are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Place Stanislas
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Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Turkish Baths

4
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and get your game on at Drone Arena.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lille route app.

You can drive from Metz to Lille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Lille are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Calais Wine Superstore, Australian National Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

7
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Lille to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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 find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Zone, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Annecy, Musee de Grenoble
Highlights from your plan
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

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis), Grimaud (La Mene, Eglise St Michel, &more) and Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, look for gifts at Les Caprices de Marilyn, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Grimaud, Frejus, Cassis, Cannes
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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