11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  34 h
1
Versailles
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
2
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Lyon
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney

1
day
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Versailles is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Versailles is minus 9 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Versailles at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris route planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. January in Lyon sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Pointe Rouge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

Take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in January, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Plage de la Pointe Rouge ©
Plage de la Pointe Rouge
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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