9 days in France & Luxembourg Itinerary

9 days in France & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 day
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Dijon, France
— 2 nights
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
4
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
5
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City road trip site.

If you are flying in from Luxembourg, the closest major aiport is Luxembourg-Findel International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) ©
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

2
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel-de-Ville Meursault, soar above the sights with Beaune Montgolfiere, see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, then learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, trek along Owl's Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon, and finally examine the collection at Musee Magnin.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dijon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Dijon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Dijon sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Meursault, Beaune
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Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin

1
night
Lyon, France

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.
On the 24th (Mon), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lyon road trip planning app.

Drive from Dijon to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to snow panthers motoneige (in Macot-la-Plagne), Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre) and Peisey Mountain Fly (in Landry). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, shake up your sightseeing with Monte Medio, don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, and head outdoors with Le Col de la Forclaz.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy road trip planning site.

Getting from Lyon to Annecy by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Annecy: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

snow panthers motoneige, Le Col de la Forclaz, Reve d'Eau, Nguyen Parachutisme, AIRMAX parapente
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
AIRMAX parapente ©
AIRMAX parapente
Nguyen Parachutisme ©
Nguyen Parachutisme

2
nights
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cascade de Chedde, then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and finally get outside with Mountain Lifestyle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Balcon Nord : Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi - Montenvers, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then head outdoors with Lac Bleu.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix day trip planner.

Getting from Annecy to Chamonix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cascade de Chedde
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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