9 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

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9 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

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 24th (Sun), stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, look for gifts at Barthelemy, look for gifts at Maison Chaudun, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally look for gifts at La Maison du Savon de Marseille.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

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

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 25th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon visit website .

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Lyon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Head to Chocolaterie Alexandre and Sweetzerland Chocolatierfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring at Lake Geneva. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Auer Chocolatier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Lyon to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Geneva are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough 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 ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. See some other sides of Paris: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, look for gifts at Les Expressives, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris visit planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) 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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