44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Paris
— 23 nights
train:  2​h
Lyon
— 20 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Toronto

23
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Champagne Tarlant and Île de la Cité. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chartres Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne), Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison (in Reuil) and Chateau-Thierry (Hôtel-Dieu de Château-Thierry & WWI Marine Memorial at Belleau Wood). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres, head outdoors with La Hotte du Diable, don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

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Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fere-en-Tardenois, Fontainebleau, Chateau-Thierry, Champagne Tarlant, Les Sables du Cul du Chien
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Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres ©
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

19
days
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.
Visit Cite medievale de Perouges and Chateau de la Greffiere for their historical value. Chateau de Chasselas and Vieux Lyon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Pierre-sur-Haute (in Chalmazel), Berger Laurent (in Louhans) and Col du Beal (in Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne). Spend the 5th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc des Perroquets, Head underground at Grottes du Cerdon, and explore the activities along Lac de Nantua.

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You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lyon, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Claude, Cascade du Saut du Chien, Lac de Nantua, Vertes Sensations, Fabrique de Biere Les Ursulines
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La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

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