18 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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18 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Lyon
1
Lyon
— 14 nights
train:  2​h
2
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: Lyon

14
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, & more), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, Les Caves de l'Abbaye, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Lyon holiday builder tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Chambéry-Savoie Airport. In October in Lyon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grenoble, Beaune, Dijon, Annecy, Les Gorges du Fier
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

3
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.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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