11 days in Geneva, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Geneva, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

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Cairo, Egypt to Geneva is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Geneva due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Lyon, France

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

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Getting from Geneva to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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