14 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

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14 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

Start: South Bend
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Lyon
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Marseille
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Milan

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Palace of Versailles. On the next day, stroll around Parc de Sceaux, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breteuil.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

South Bend, USA to Paris is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Parc de Sceaux, Chateau de Breteuil
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Chateau de Breteuil ©
Chateau de Breteuil

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safari de Peaugres and Musee d'Art et d'Industrie. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc naturel regional du Pilat (in Pelussin), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Temple d'Auguste et de Livie (in Vienne). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee des Verts, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Vincent., and identify plant and animal life at Gorges de la Loire.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne, Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Gorges de la Loire, Safari de Peaugres
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Safari de Peaugres ©
Safari de Peaugres
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Parc naturel regional du Pilat ©
Parc naturel regional du Pilat

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands and Palais du Pharo. Take a break from Marseille with a short trip to Route des Cretes in La Ciotat, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

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You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in October: highs in Marseille hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Calanques, Route des Cretes
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Square des Poetes, view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, then explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors. On the next day, walk around Domaine de Sceaux, then look for gifts at My Crazy Pop, then appreciate the history behind Monument a Charles Gounod, and finally take an in-depth tour of Propriete Caillebotte.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route builder site .

Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marseille in October, with highs in Paris at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Versailles, Domaine de Sceaux, Room Escape Games, Propriete Caillebotte
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The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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