8 days in Basel, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

8 days in Basel, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Tram + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Izmir, Turkey

3
nights
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Let the collections at Hallwyl Castle and Augusta Raurica capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basel Minster and Kloster Mariastein. Venture out of the city with trips to Seebad Eich (in Eich), Lindt Chocolate Shop Olten (in Olten) and Schloss Lenzburg (in Lenzburg). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Basel, look for gifts at Jakob's Basler Leckerly, and examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel itinerary builder.

Izmir, Turkey to Basel is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Izmir to Basel, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Izmir in June, you will find days in Basel are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seebad Eich, Augusta Raurica, Lindt Chocolate Shop Olten, Hallwyl Castle, Schloss Lenzburg
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Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

2
nights
Paris, France

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 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll through Île de la Cité, and then wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip tool.

Getting from Basel to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Lyon, France

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 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, look for gifts at La Fromagerie d'Oullins, take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then take a stroll through Place Bellecour, and finally see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La Fromagerie d'Oullins
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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Institut & Musee Lumiere ©
Institut & Musee Lumiere
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

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