7 days in Paris, Bordeaux & Lyon Itinerary

7 days in Paris, Bordeaux & Lyon Itinerary

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7 days in Paris, Bordeaux & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Fly + Tram:  3 h 30 min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Wroclaw

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Hotel de Ville, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site.

Wroclaw, Poland to Paris is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wroclaw in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux, then make a trip to Place Parlement, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pey-Berland Tower, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally stop by Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary site.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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