8 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Nice, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Nice
— 1 night
Fly + Tram:  3 h
2
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence and then take a stroll through La Croisette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Castel Plage and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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Manila, Philippines to Nice is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Nice. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lyon.

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La Croisette, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lyon, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
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Fourviere Hill
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

3
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.
Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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