15 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
+2
Ferry + Fly + Tram:  15 h 45 min
1
Lyon
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Toronto

8
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cite medievale de Perouges and Chateau De La Greffiere. Escape the urban bustle at La Roche de Solutre and Grotte de Choranche. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Col du Beal (in Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne), Cascade du Saut du Chien (in Septmoncel) and Chateau de Chasselas (in Chasselas). Spend the 29th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, enjoy some diversion at Les Truites d'Andaure, and trek along Les Pertes de le Valserine.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 12- hour combination of ferry, flight, and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and tram; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. May in Lyon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Claude, Chateau De La Greffiere, La Roche de Solutre, Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne, Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes
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La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes ©
Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee De Cluny and Champagne Chateau de Boursault. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Fontainebleau and Latin Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire (in Villers-sous-Chatillon). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Left Bank (Rive Gauche), examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Le Marais, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lyon in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Champagne Tarlant, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Champagne Chateau de Boursault, Chartres Cathedral, Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire
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Musee De Cluny ©
Musee De Cluny
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Champagne Tarlant ©
Champagne Tarlant

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