18 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 5 nights
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 6 nights

5
nights
Paris, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Cup Lounge, Moulin Rouge and Paris City Vision. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Île de la Cité. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Chateau of Vincennes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais), Epernay (Avenue de Champagne & Moet et Chandon) and Square des Victimes de la Gestapo (in Reims). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Epernay, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau of Vincennes, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Square des Victimes de la Gestapo
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Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

5
nights
Lyon, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jazz Club St Georges as well as Bar Melhor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Théâtre gallo-romain and Chateau de Tournoel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Le Cassissium. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Ile des Cygnes (in Annecy), Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny) and Place de la Liberation (in Dijon). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

L'Aventure Michelin, Ile des Cygnes, La Roche de Solutre, Chateau de Tournoel, Le Cassissium
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Chateau de Tournoel ©
Chateau de Tournoel

6
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Patek Philippe Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Musee Baud. Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Roman Columns will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Latenium (in Hauterive), International Museum of Watches (in La Chaux-de-Fonds) and Escaliers du Marche (in Lausanne). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Roman Columns, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Latenium, Vieille ville
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Musee Baud ©
Musee Baud

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