21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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21 days in Bayeux, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Bayeux
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 9 nights
train:  2​h
3
Lyon
— 4 nights
+3
tram + Fly + tram + train:  15​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Normandy American Cemetery and Pegasus Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale) and Le Vieux Pont de Ducey (in Ducey). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux travel route planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bayeux. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, with highs in Bayeux at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Pegasus Memorial, Memorial de Caen
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pantheon, La Madeleine, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

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You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Presqu'ile, Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Cite medievale de Perouges. Step out of the city life by going to Parc de la Tete d'Or and Lac d'Annecy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Hauterives to see Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, examine the collection at Musee des Confluences, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lyon itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, Lac d'Annecy, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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