9 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
End: Paris, France

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day
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.
On the 18th (Sat), walk around Luxembourg Gardens, stop by Barthelemy, look for gifts at Maison Chaudun, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally stop by La Maison du Savon de Marseille.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. April in Paris sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
La Maison du Savon de Marseille ©
La Maison du Savon de Marseille
Barthelemy ©
Barthelemy

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.
On the 19th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon itinerary builder website.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Patek Philippe Museum. For shopping fun, head to Chocolaterie Alexandre or Auer Chocolatier. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, look for gifts at Sweetzerland Chocolatier, and don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chocolaterie Alexandre
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Head to Champs-Elysees and Au Manoir des Aromesfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Explore Paris further: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stop by La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche, visit Le Marais, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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