21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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— 5 nights
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Paris
— 9 nights
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Lyon
— 4 nights
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Mont Saint-Michel and Pointe du Hoc for their historical value. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale) and Le Vieux Pont de Ducey (in Ducey). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux holiday planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May; daily highs in Bayeux reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Paris

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.
You've added Pantheon, La Madeleine, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 16:

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Lyon

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Presqu'ile, Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Cite medievale de Perouges. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Lyon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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