14 days in Orleans, Dijon & Lyon Itinerary

14 days in Orleans, Dijon & Lyon Itinerary

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Orleans
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Dijon
— 5 nights
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Lyon
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Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chambord and Cathedrale De Bourges. Chateau de Fontainebleau and Hotel Groslot will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Orleans: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Avon), Domaine National de Chambord (in Chambord) and Eglise Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville, and look for gifts at Aux Caprices de Cellettes.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orleans attractions website.

Paris to Orleans is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

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Dijon

Dijon ©

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Get outdoors at Owl's Trail and Aqua-City. Let the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and Palace of the Dukes capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dijon: Chateau Chalon (Eglise Saint-Pierre de Chateau-Chalon & L'Ecole d'Autrefois), Source de l'Ain (in Nozeroy) and Musee des Arts Urbains et du Street Art (MAUSA) (in Toulouse-le-Chateau). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, stop by Fromagerie Gaugry, appreciate the views at Reculee des Planches, and examine the collection at Mulot & Petitjean.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dijon tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Orleans to Dijon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Dijon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin

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Lyon

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Secrets d'Apiculteur. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieux Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get engrossed in the history at Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Estades Lyon, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon vacation planner.

You can drive from Dijon to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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