7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 3 nights
Fly

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Paris

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Lyon

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 27th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then stop by Les Bonbons de Julien, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill. On the next day, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lyon online tour builder.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. December in Lyon sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.