44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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— 22 nights
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Lyon
— 20 nights
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Paris

— 22 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.
Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and The Trianons & The Hamlet are in your itinerary. Musee De Cluny and Chateau de Fontainebleau 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 Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Aisne Marne American Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Dormans 14-18, examine the collection at Musee du Verre, and visit Left Bank (Rive Gauche).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 18:

Lyon

— 20 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safari de Peaugres and Grotte de Choranche. Escape the urban bustle at La Roche de Solutre and Les Pertes de le Valserine. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Col du Beal (in Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne), Chalmazel - Pierre-sur-Haute (in Chalmazel) and Berger Laurent (in Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse). 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 Cite medievale de Perouges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fabrique de Biere Les Ursulines, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Saut du Chien, and get outside with Chateau d'Oliferne.

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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — Jul 8: