20 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Lyon

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Parcours Aventure and Speed Luge Vercors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Saint-Claude (Cascade de la queue de cheval & Le Chapeau de Gendarme), Les Marmites de Geant (in Saint-Germain-de-Joux) and Les Pertes de le Valserine (in Bellegarde sur Valserine). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, test your team's savvy at DreamAway Lyon, head outdoors with Le Thiou, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lyon trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lyon is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In February in Lyon, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Paris

— 12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon (in Vernon), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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