23 days in Strasbourg, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

23 days in Strasbourg, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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23 days in Strasbourg, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Amman
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  31 h
1
Strasbourg
— 11 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Lyon
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Paris
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h 15 min
End: Amman

11
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palais de Rohan and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Get in touch with nature at Route des Cretes and La Volerie des aigles. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Colmar (Musée d'Unterlinden & Little Venice), Mulhouse (Cite de l'Automobile & Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer) and Orschwiller (Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg & Domaine Allimant-Laugner). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, learn about all things military at MM Park France, see the interesting displays at Ecomusee d'Alsace, and get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg attractions planner.

Amman, Jordan to Strasbourg is an approximately 42.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Strasbourg is slightly colder than Amman - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mulhouse, Orschwiller, Colmar, Obernai, Lac de Gerardmer
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parc de la Tete d'Or and Le Mur de Lyon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Vieux Lyon. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, get a taste of the local shopping with Secrets d'Apiculteur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de la Trinite, and take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Strasbourg to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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