20 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

20 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Paris

— 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Seine River and L'Orangerie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, La Galerie des Batailles, &more) and Golf De Gaillon (in Gaillon). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Lyon

— 9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Annecy and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Terra Canyon), Grenoble (Via Ferrata : Les Prises de la Bastille & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Ville Ancienne (in Chambery). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Panorama de Saint-Romain-de-Lerps, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saint-Romain, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Saut du Chien, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Blanot.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lyon travel site.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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