10 days in Paris, Nice & Lyon Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nice & Lyon Itinerary

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10 days in Paris, Nice & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h 15​min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  30​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Passerelle du Palais de Justice, get your game on at DreamAway, then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Lyon at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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