9 days in Lyon & Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Itinerary

9 days in Lyon & Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Itinerary

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Lyon
— 5 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Lyon

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lake Annecy), Grenoble (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere) and Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy). The adventure continues: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the striking features of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lyon visit planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lyon. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 3 nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de l'Ardeche, look for gifts at Nougaterie du Pont d'Arc, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get outside with Alain Bateaux.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc vacation builder tool.

Drive from Lyon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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