11 days in Paris, Lyon & Annecy Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Lyon
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Annecy
— 2 nights
Drive to Chambéry-Savoie Airport, Fly to Dhaka City

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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the exciting artwork at Interios, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Boucherie-Charcuterie ANTOINE Patrick and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pont des Amours as well as La Vieille Ville. On the 4th (Wed), wander the streets of Ville Ancienne and then contemplate the long history of Cite Medievale de Conflans. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Pont des Amours, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile, then snap pictures at Pont Perriere, and finally view the masterpieces at Fondation pour l'Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomone.

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You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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