44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

44 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Paris
— 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 Aisne Marne American Cemetery are in your itinerary. Musee De Cluny and La Grange aux Dimes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres), Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)) and Réunion des Musées Nationaux et Grand Palais (in Rueil-Malmaison). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, examine the collection at Musee du Verre, stroll the grounds of Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Dormans 14-18.

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 10.5-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 flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Outdoors · 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 La Roche de Solutre. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte de Choranche and Les Pertes de le Valserine. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Chalmazel - Pierre-sur-Haute (in Chalmazel), Berger Laurent (in Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse) and Col du Beal (in Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne). 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 flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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: