6 days in Lyon & Reims Itinerary

6 days in Lyon & Reims Itinerary

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Start: Lyon
1
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Reims
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
End: Lyon

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: La Vieille Ville (in Annecy) and Room Escape Games (in Valence). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon online itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Chambéry-Savoie Airport. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Vieille Ville, Room Escape Games
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Reims

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Morlet. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Pierrefonds, do a tasting at Mercier, and then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reims trip planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Reims in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. Traveling from Lyon in April, Reims is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Epernay, Champagne Pierre Morlet, Chateau de Pierrefonds
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

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