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: Prieure de Manthes (in Manthes), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) 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.
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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: Caval en Liberte (in Saint Florent), Eglise Saint-Michel de Murato (in Murato) and Ranch U Tragulinu (in Farinole). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Conservatoire du Costume du Cap Corse, take a tour by water with Calypso Marine, look for gifts at Poterie du Nebbio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Sanctuaire de Lavasina, Notre Dame des Graces.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bastia trip builder.

Getting from Lyon to Bastia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corbara.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Corbara — 2 nights

On the 11th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Botanique Frutier d'Avapessa, stop by Dans les Yeux de Lucie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de l'Annonciation de Corbara, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Prive Guy Savelli. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, and then add some fun to your beach time 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.
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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: Clos culombu (in Lumio), Ranch u Niolu a Cavallu (in Albertacce) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to L'Arche de Corte, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, ponder the design of Fontaine de la rampe Sainte Croix, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Nino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Corte travel route site.

Traveling by car from Corbara to Corte takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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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: explore the world behind art at 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.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 26:

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