10 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get in on the family fun at AviaSim Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

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Getting from Paris to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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