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.
Step out of the city life by going to Seine River and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine), Golf de Saint-Marc (in Jouy en Josas) and Rouen (Square Verdrel, Roumare Forest, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, stroll through Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

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 a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (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.
Get outdoors at Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure and Parcours Aventure. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Roc de Chere (in Talloires), Annecy (Ile des Cygnes, Lake Annecy, &more) and Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Go & Sea, hike along Les Pertes de le Valserine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saint-Romain, and hit the slopes at Station Autrans-Meaudre en Vercors.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lyon day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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