18 days in Paris, Lyon & Milan Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Lyon & Milan Itinerary

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18 days in Paris, Lyon & Milan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Paris, France

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Lyon, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois, Musee de Grenoble, & more) and Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Grenoble, Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

8
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Verona (Chiesa di San Procolo, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more) and Turin (Museo Egizio, Room Escape Games, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Valle.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip website .

Getting from Lyon to Milan by combination of tram and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Verona, Turin, Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda, Il Giardino della Valle, Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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