11 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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11 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Alexandria

5
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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Alexandria, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Alexandria to Paris is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Alexandria in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Eglise Saint-Bonaventure. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fourviere Hill and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage) and Beaune (Galeries Bartoux Beaune & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu). And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Estades Lyon, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Beaune, Cite du Chocolat Valrhona
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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