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 outdoors at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow 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.
Visiting Lake Annecy and Orgues Basaltiques will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: La Voie des Vignes (in Beaune), Annecy (Mysteres du Lac & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, hike along Les Pertes de le Valserine, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de la Loire.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon tour app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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