6 days in Annecy & Lyon Itinerary

6 days in Annecy & Lyon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Annecy
— 2 nights
2
Lyon
— 3 nights

2
nights
Annecy

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Francois, thenkick back and relax at Plages de Saint Jorioz, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee Faure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Annecy planning app.

Lyon to Annecy is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Annecy sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Plages de Saint Jorioz, Musee Faure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Musee Faure ©
Musee Faure
Eglise Saint-Francois ©
Eglise Saint-Francois

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Roche de Solutre and Col du Beal. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Abbey of Cluny. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Parc de Courzieu (in Courzieu), Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's more to do: examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lyon online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc de Courzieu, Safari de Peaugres, Abbey of Cluny, La Roche de Solutre, Col du Beal
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La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Safari de Peaugres ©
Safari de Peaugres
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

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