44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 22 nights
2
Lyon
— 20 nights

22
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.
Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and La Grange aux Dimes are in your itinerary. Musee De Cluny and The Trianons & The Hamlet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Aisne Marne American Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Gaillon, examine the collection at Musee du Verre, and step off the mainland to explore Les Andelys.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Belleau, Fere-en-Tardenois, Parc Carisiolas, Champagne Chateau de Boursault
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Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse ©
Aisne Marne American Cemetery ©
Aisne Marne American Cemetery
Musee De Cluny ©
Musee De Cluny

20
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safari de Peaugres and Cite medievale de Perouges. Escape the urban bustle at La Roche de Solutre and Chateau d'Oliferne. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Berger Laurent (in Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse), Col du Beal (in Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne) and Chalmazel - Pierre-sur-Haute (in Chalmazel). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the underground world of Grottes du Cerdon -Parc de Loisirs Prehistoriques. Spend the 5th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau De La Greffiere, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de la queue de cheval, and take in the awesome beauty at Montagne du Dun.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Claude, Macon, Les Pertes de le Valserine, Cite medievale de Perouges, La Roche de Solutre
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes ©
Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes
Safari de Peaugres ©
Safari de Peaugres

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