15 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon
— 8 nights
2
Paris
— 5 nights

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 Les Pertes de le Valserine. 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: contemplate the long history of Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and Head underground at Grotte de Choranche.

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

Side Trips

Saint-Claude, Cite medievale de Perouges, Les Pertes de le Valserine, Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne
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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 Chateau de Fontainebleau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Left Bank (Rive Gauche) and Latin Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Champagne Chateau de Boursault (in Epernay), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire (in Villers-sous-Chatillon). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Champagne Tarlant, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lyon in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 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, Champagne Chateau de Boursault, Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire
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Musee De Cluny ©
Musee De Cluny
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire ©
Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire

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