7 days in Alsace, Lyon & Cluny Itinerary

7 days in Alsace, Lyon & Cluny Itinerary

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7 days in Alsace, Lyon & Cluny Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  2​h
1
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  45​min
3
Cluny
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

Paris to Strasbourg is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Colmar, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, get to know the resident critters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cluny.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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

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Cluny

Cluny
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hotel-Dieu de Cluny and then explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cluny trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Lyon to Cluny in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cluny when traveling from Lyon in June, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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