10 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Paris — 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore hidden gems such as The Army Museum and Petit Palais. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, approximately Saint-Denis away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Théâtre gallo-romain. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Annecy) and Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Statue de Notre Dame de France, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloitre de la Cathedrale du Puy-en-Velay.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lyon driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Lyon, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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