19 days in Mumbai & France Itinerary

19 days in Mumbai & France Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
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Mumbai, India

— 4 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mumbai trip planning website.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip website.

You can fly from Mumbai to Paris in 12 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 30th (Thu), look for gifts at La Petite Manufacture des Reves, then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally take a stroll through La Petite France.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

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 31st (Fri), admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
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Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Avenue Jean Medecin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

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 5th (Wed): take a stroll through The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.