14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
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Paris
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Paris — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation maker app.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in Paris are cooler (47°F), and nights are little chillier (37°F). On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon — 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, look for gifts at Ilet Gourmand, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through The Panier. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marseille tour builder website.

You can fly from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in December, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in December, with highs in Strasbourg at 44°F and lows at 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then take a stroll through Montmartre.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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