17 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

17 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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17 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 6 nights
Tram + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In November, Paris is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

6
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.
Head to L'Or-Feve and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocusefor some retail therapy. Step out of Lyon to go to Annecy and see Lac d'Annecy, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lyon journey builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

L'Or-Feve, Centre Commercial Ecully Grand Ouest, Lake Annecy
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Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse ©
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
L'Or-Feve ©
L'Or-Feve

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