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.
Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Le Bois des Aigles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: L'Arche Feline (in Vascoeuil), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, &more) and Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare (in Vandrimare). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll through Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris route planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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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 Lake Annecy and Orgues Basaltiques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Cascade de Chorsin (in Sauvain), Annecy (Mysteres du Lac, Bateaux Toe, &more) and Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny). There's much more to do: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, head outdoors with Chalmazel - Pierre-sur-Haute, and trek along Les Pertes de le Valserine.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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