15 days in Emirate of Dubai & France Itinerary

15 days in Emirate of Dubai & France Itinerary

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15 days in Emirate of Dubai & France Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Fly + Tram:  3 h
7
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort and then take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort
Dubai Creek ©
Dubai Creek

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Nice, France

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.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Rue d'Antibes. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

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Fly from Dubai to Nice in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Nice is minus 3 hours. In May, Nice is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Haut de Cagnes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Marseille, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then wander the streets of The Panier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

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Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

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Bordeaux, France

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.
Chateau St. Christoly and Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dune du Pilat and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron. When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see Chateau tour Castillon in Saint-Christoly-Medoc, approximately 1h 20 min away. Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Marseille to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Christoly-Medoc, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron ©
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron

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Paris, France

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.
Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in May, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at MM Park France, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
MM Park France ©
MM Park France

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Lyon, France

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 30th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Lyon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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