11 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
3
Marseille
— 2 nights

6
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Paris is minus 2.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Tehran in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon online trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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