31 days in Paris, Lyon & Zurich Itinerary

31 days in Paris, Lyon & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 14 nights
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Lyon, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France

— 14 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Marais, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Lyon, France

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, Les Caves de l'Abbaye, &more) and Monument aux Morts (in Chalon-sur-Saone). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lyon day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 9 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and don't miss a visit to Niederdorf.

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Drive from Lyon to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lyon in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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