15 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Lyon
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Lyon
— 8 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Lyon

— 8 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.
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 Col du Beal. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Chateau de Chasselas (in Chasselas), Saint-Claude (Cascade de la queue de cheval & La cluse du Flumen et ses cascades) and Cascade du Saut du Chien (in Septmoncel). Spend the 29th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, enjoy some diversion at Les Truites d'Andaure, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon travel planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lyon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Paris

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee De Cluny and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Left Bank (Rive Gauche) and Chartres Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire (in Villers-sous-Chatillon), Champagne Chateau de Boursault (in Epernay) and Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Le Marais, and explore the activities along Seine River.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, Paris is little chillier than Lyon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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