11 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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11 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, Paris is cooler than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
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.
Visiting Lac d'Annecy and Ile des Cygnes will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema capture your imagination. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Universite du Vin (in Suze-la-Rousse), Mont-Saint-Vincent (in Mont-Saint-Vincent) and Musee de Prehistoire de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Bonaventure, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Annecy, Musee de Prehistoire de Solutre, Mont-Saint-Vincent, Universite du Vin
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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