15 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

15 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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15 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Lyon
— 7 nights
End: Lyon

7
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip maker.

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Caresse de Tigre, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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 some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Vieux Lyon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Fourviere Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu & Galeries Bartoux Beaune), Plage de Conjux (in Conjux) and Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme (in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Col du Beal, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Vincent., and look for gifts at Secrets d'Apiculteur.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beaune, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme, Chapelle Saint-Vincent., Plage de Conjux
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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