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.
Get in touch with nature at Seine River and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (L'Orangerie, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more), Rouen (La maison sublime, Parlement de Normandie, &more) and Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and visit Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Get in touch with nature at Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure and Lake Annecy. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Roc de Chere (in Talloires), Footpath of Les Roselieres (in Saint-Jorioz) and Ile des Cygnes (in Annecy). There's still lots to do: get outside with Parcours Aventure, stroll through Via Ferrata : Les Prises de la Bastille, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lyon journey planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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