20 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

20 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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Paris
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Paris

— 9 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 Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Archives Tower (in Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris online visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Annecy and Go & Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Annecy (Terra Canyon & La Vieille Ville), Grenoble (Via Ferrata : Les Prises de la Bastille, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Rosieres (L'Etang de la Plaine & Ravin de Corboeuf). The adventure continues: get outside with Panorama de Saint-Romain-de-Lerps, take in the dramatic scenery at Gorges de l'Abime, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrieres de Glay, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saint-Romain.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lyon itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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