13 days in Lyon, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Lyon, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Musee de Grenoble and Colline de Fourviere make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere and Institut & Musee Lumiere capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Musee Dauphinois in Grenoble (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Chambéry-Savoie Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parc Guell and Casa Batllo. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Joan Miro Foundation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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 Montmartre as well as Luxembourg Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. Attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Paris reach 53°F and lows reach 38°F.
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