9 days in Lyon, Dijon & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Lyon, Dijon & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Lyon, Dijon & Paris Itinerary

Start: Lyon
1
Lyon
— 4 nights
2
Dijon
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
End: Paris

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cite medievale de Perouges and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and wander the streets of Place Bellecour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Chambéry-Savoie Airport. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Dijon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

2
nights
Dijon

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Halle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Centre commercial de la Toison d'Or, make a trip to Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, do a tasting at Olivier Leflaive, then look for gifts at Athenaeum de la Vigne et du Vin, then do a tasting at Musee du Vin de Bourgogne, and finally admire the masterpieces at Dalineum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dijon trip site .

You can take a train from Lyon to Dijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaune, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole
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Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole ©
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole
Olivier Leflaive ©
Olivier Leflaive

2
nights
Paris

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.
On the 11th (Thu), head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then take a stroll through Le Marais. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, then see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey tool .

Traveling by train from Dijon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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