25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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25 days in France Itinerary

Start: Metz
1
Metz
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Lille
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Paris
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Lyon
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Marseille
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Metz

1
night
Metz

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Corps de Garde de Metz, don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, then head outdoors with Plan d'Eau de Metz, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Œuvre de la cathédrale, get to know the fascinating history of Quartier Imperial, then admire the landmark architecture of Maison des Corporations, then don't miss a visit to Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, and finally make a trip to Sainte-Segolene.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Metz sightseeing planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Metz. In March, daily temperatures in Metz can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Place Stanislas
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Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Turkish Baths

4
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, get your game on at Drone Arena, and let little ones run wild at Footsal.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lille tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Metz to Lille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Calais Wine Superstore, Australian National Memorial
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7
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: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip tool.

Take a train from Lille to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get your game on at Virtual Zone, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lyon trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lyon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Annecy, Musee de Grenoble
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

8
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 find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Grimaud (La Mene, Eglise St Michel, &more), Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis) and Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Grimaud, Frejus, Cannes, Hyeres
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