8 days in Lyon, Marseille & Bordeaux Itinerary

8 days in Lyon, Marseille & Bordeaux Itinerary

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8 days in Lyon, Marseille & Bordeaux Itinerary

Start: Batumi
Fly + Tram:  11 h
1
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  11 h
End: Batumi

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Estades Lyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lyon day trip planning website .

Batumi, Georgia to Lyon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Georgia Time (GET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Batumi in December, expect Lyon to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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.
Get in touch with nature at Chateau d'If and Parc national des Calanques. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Panier and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, shop like a local with Galerie Alexis Pentcheff, browse the different shops at Les Voutes Marseillaises, and admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in December: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques

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nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, then ponder the design of Fontaine de la Grave, and finally browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin.

Make your Bordeaux itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in December: highs in Bordeaux hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

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La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux ©
La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux

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