6 days in Lyon & Annecy Itinerary

6 days in Lyon & Annecy Itinerary

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Lyon — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and The Presqu'ile. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieux Lyon and Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Resonance Canyon (in Saint-Baudille-de-la-Tour), Domaine Boissonnet (in Serrieres) and Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Place Bellecour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon online itinerary planner.

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy — 2 nights

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 7th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at Un Temps Pour Soi, then wander the streets of Ville Ancienne, and then grab your bike and head to Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Annecy Lake Safari and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Annecy are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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