20 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

20 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Paris

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Seine River and Île de la Cité. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more), Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt) and Eglise Sainte-Madeleine (in Verneuil-sur-Avre). There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lyon

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure and Go & Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Roc de Chere (in Talloires), Annecy (Ile des Cygnes & Lake Annecy) and Footpath of Les Roselieres (in Saint-Jorioz). The adventure continues: trek along Les Pertes de le Valserine, take in the dramatic natural features at Orgues Basaltiques, test your problem-solving skills at DreamAway Lyon, and get outside with Chateau d'Oliferne.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon route planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lyon are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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