16 days in Paris, Tours & Lyon Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Tours & 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.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris. When traveling from Bangkok in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Tours.

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Tours

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Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux), Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci & Chateau Royal d'Amboise) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, browse the different shops at Les Halles, and don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint Martin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tours trip maker site.

Take a train from Paris to Tours in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Villandry

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Nguyen Parachutisme (in Gresy-sur-Aix) and Annecy (Monte Medio & Claude Louis Berthollet). There's still lots to do: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip maker website.

You can take a train from Tours to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Lyon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
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Parc de la Tete d'Or
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Nguyen Parachutisme

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Paris

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City of Light

Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. See some other sides of Paris: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lyon in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe

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