11 days in Lyon, Milan & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Lyon, Milan & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Lyon, Milan & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Lyon, France
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
End: Paris, France

4
nights
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.
Visit Cite medievale de Perouges and Abbey of Cluny for their historical value. Let the collections at Entrée PRO musée des Beaux-Arts Entrreprises and Cité du Chocolat Valrhona capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Rock of Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly), Chateau de Cormatin (in Cormatin) and Compagnie de l'Hermitage (in Tain-l'Hermitage). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Hameau Duboeuf, meet the residents at Parc de la Tete d'Or, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, and wander the streets of Place Bellecour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon vacation trip planner.

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tain-l'Hermitage, Cite medievale de Perouges, La Roche de Solutre, Abbey of Cluny, Chateau de Cormatin
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Cite du Chocolat Valrhona ©
Cite du Chocolat Valrhona
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and then wander the streets of Brera District.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan trip builder.

Fly from Lyon to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Neighborhoods Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Brera District ©
Brera District
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle ©
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Saint-Martin, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Eiffel Tower. Escape the urban bustle at River Seine and Île de la Cité. Appreciate the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bénédictines du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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