20 days in Paris, Lyon & Zurich Itinerary

20 days in Paris, Lyon & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Lyon, France
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France

— 7 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier as well as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Lyon, France

— 6 nights

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.
Musee Miniature et Cinema has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Lyon to go to Annecy and see Lake Annecy, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip maker tool.

Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Limmat. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Zurich takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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