8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Train:  16​h
1
Lyon
— Few hours
Tram + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cannes
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
3
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bordeaux
— Few hours
Train:  3​h 15​min
5
Amboise
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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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 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Lyon is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lyon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Lyon

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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

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Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cannes online visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lyon to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in November, expect Cannes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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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 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel planner.

Nice is very close to Cannes. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in November: high temperatures in Bordeaux hover around 57°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Amboise.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 15th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau d'Amboise and then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Amboise holiday site .

Take a train from Bordeaux to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amboise to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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