6 days in Grenoble & Lyon Itinerary

6 days in Grenoble & Lyon Itinerary

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6 days in Grenoble & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Grenoble
1
Grenoble
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Grenoble

3
nights
Grenoble

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere and Musee de Grenoble will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Horloge Solaire for their historical value. When in Grenoble, make a side trip to see Parc du Chateau de Vizille in Vizille, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grenoble road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Grenoble-Isère Airport, Chambéry-Savoie Airport and Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. In June, daytime highs in Grenoble are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lyon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Parc du Chateau de Vizille, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and then explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then stop by Secrets d'Apiculteur, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon tour planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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