8 days in Paris, Lyon & Chamonix Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Lyon & Chamonix Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Cardiff

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris holiday maker app.

Cardiff, UK to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Paris is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thenget your game on at DreamAway Lyon, and finally walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, thendon't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Lyon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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

2
nights
Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Haute Level Route, a high level walk and then hike along Refuge Albert 1er. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentake in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chamonix day trip planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Refuge Albert 1er ©
Refuge Albert 1er

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