28 days in Lyon, Haute-Corse & Paris Itinerary

28 days in Lyon, Haute-Corse & Paris Itinerary

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Lyon
— 7 nights
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Bastia
— 4 nights
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Corbara
— 2 nights
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Corte
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 11 nights
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Lyon

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives), Prieure de Manthes (in Manthes) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Lyon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Durham to Lyon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in May: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Bastia.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:

Bastia

— 4 nights
Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. Change things up with these side-trips from Bastia: Eglise Saint-Michel de Murato (in Murato), Caval en Liberte (in Saint Florent) and Ranch U Tragulinu (in Farinole). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Conservatoire du Costume du Cap Corse, don't miss a visit to Scala santa, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, and stop by Poterie du Nebbio.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bastia tour website.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Bastia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Bastia, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Corbara.

Things to do in Bastia

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Corbara

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Botanique Frutier d'Avapessa, cruise along Dans les Yeux de Lucie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation de Corbara, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Prive Guy Savelli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Sant'Antonino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, and then get all the equipment you need at Algajola Sport et Nature.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Corbara day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bastia to Corbara takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Corte.

Things to do in Corbara

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Corte

— 3 nights
Corte tourism is based on the region's mountainous terrain, ensuring plenty of photo opps and outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corte: Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu (in Albertacce), Clos culombu (in Lumio) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to L'Arche de Corte, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, get outside with Lac de Nino, and ponder the design of Fontaine de la rampe Sainte Croix.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Corte day trip planning app.

Getting from Corbara to Corte by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Corte can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Corte

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Paris

— 11 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Corte to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Corte in June, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 26:

Haute-Corse travel guide

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Landmarks · Outdoor Activities · Beaches