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 Seine River and Voie verte du pays de Limours. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt), Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Rouen (Square Verdrel & Roumare Forest). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

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. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the 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.
Visiting Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure and Les Pertes de le Valserine will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Annecy (Ile des Cygnes & Lake Annecy), Station Autrans-Meaudre en Vercors (in Meaudre) and Speed Luge Vercors (in Autrans). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Go & Sea, stroll through Footpath of Les Roselieres, take in the dramatic scenery at La cluse du Flumen et ses cascades, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lyon online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Lyon sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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