9 days in Lyon, Chamonix & Milan Itinerary

9 days in Lyon, Chamonix & Milan Itinerary

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9 days in Lyon, Chamonix & Milan Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Estades Lyon, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Lyon is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Lyon. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get cooler in Lyon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Galerie Estades Lyon ©
Galerie Estades Lyon

3
nights
Chamonix, France

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.
Visiting Aiguille du Midi and La Jonction will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Snell Sports, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get all the equipment you need at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Chamonix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Chamonix

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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Galleria Dello Scudo. Duomo di Milano and Museo Egizio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Turin (Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile & Museum of the Risorgimento) and Verona (Via Mazzini, Casa di Giulietta, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Turin
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

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