14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planning tool .

Detroit, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Paris. Traveling from Detroit in July, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
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.
On the 9th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then stop by La boutique de Mathilde, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon online itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Room Escape Games
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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
BPK Entertainment ©
BPK Entertainment

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nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, zoos & aquariums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix online road trip planner .

Drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and cool off at Aquasplash.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip app .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antibes
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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