16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, Lyon & Nice Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 5 nights
Tram + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Paris, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

5
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.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble) and Lac d'Annecy (in Annecy). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Musee de Grenoble, Lake Annecy
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

4
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.
Step out of Nice to go to Mougins and see Galerie Lifetime Gallery, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, admire the natural beauty at Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice, make a trip to Porte Fausse Vieux Nice, and sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lyon in February, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Galerie Lifetime Gallery
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Tour de l'Horloge. ©
Tour de l'Horloge.

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