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 Grotte de Choranche. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Chateau de Chasselas (in Chasselas), Col du Beal (in Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne) and Cascade du Saut du Chien (in Septmoncel). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and trek along Les Pertes de le Valserine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry and flight. 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 fly 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 Latin Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Champagne Chateau de Boursault (in Boursault), 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 Île de la Cité, 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 flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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