15 days in Lyon & Le Puy-en-Velay Itinerary

15 days in Lyon & Le Puy-en-Velay Itinerary

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15 days in Lyon & Le Puy-en-Velay Itinerary

Start: Missoula
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Lyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Le Puy-en-Velay
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Missoula

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lac d'Annecy) and Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu (in Beaune). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and get your game on at DreamAway Lyon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lyon journey builder site .

Missoula, USA to Lyon is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Missoula to Lyon, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Missoula in May since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Annecy, Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

7
nights
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Puy-en-Velay: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (Gorges de l'Ardeche & Caverne du Pont-d'Arc), Maison Jean Ferrat (in Antraigues-sur-Volane) and Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues).

To find reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Le Puy-en-Velay online itinerary builder .

Getting from Lyon to Le Puy-en-Velay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Le Puy-en-Velay can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Base Canyon de la Besorgues, Amethystes d'Auvergne, Les Loups du Gevaudan, Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe
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Amethystes d'Auvergne ©
Amethystes d'Auvergne
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc
Gorges de l'Ardeche ©
Gorges de l'Ardeche

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
On the 27th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at DreamAway Lyon and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lyon visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Le Puy-en-Velay to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

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