11 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  11​h
End: Tehran

6
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tehran in June, expect nights in Paris to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): tee off at Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Adventure

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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