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.
Visiting Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & L'Orangerie), Poses (Bateau Guillaume le Conquerant & Atelier galerie du bord de Seine) and Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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 Lake Annecy and La Roche de Solutre. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Annecy (Mysteres du Lac, Bateaux Toe, &more), Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny) and Grenoble (Via Ferrata : Les Prises de la Bastille, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, trek along Les Pertes de le Valserine, identify plant and animal life at Col du Beal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon visit planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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