8 days in Paris, Lyon & Chamonix Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Lyon & Chamonix Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Lyon & Chamonix Itinerary

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
+3
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + train:  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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris online travel route planner .

Cardiff, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. 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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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get your game on at DreamAway Lyon, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon day trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Golf
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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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): go for a walk through Haute Level Route, a high level walk, explore the activities along Lac Cornu, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Refuge Albert 1er. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then stroll through Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planner .

Getting from Lyon to Chamonix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lac Cornu ©
Lac Cornu
Refuge Albert 1er ©
Refuge Albert 1er

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