33 days in Nice, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

33 days in Nice, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Nice
— 13 nights
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Paris
— 10 nights
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Lyon
— 9 nights
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Nice

— 13 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hippodrome de la Cote d'Azur (in Cagnes-sur-Mer), Cannes (Lérins Islands, Casino Barriere Le Croisette, &more) and Antibes (Musee Picasso, Marché provençal, &more). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and stop by Cours Mirabeau.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Paris

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Reims (KineOspa, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning website.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Lyon

— 9 nights

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.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, Musee de Grenoble, &more) and La Route des Sens (in Pusignan). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, look for gifts at Le 405 Lyon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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