36 days in Paris, Lyon & Roses Itinerary

36 days in Paris, Lyon & Roses Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 14 nights
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Lyon, France
— 12 nights
Fly to Barcelona International Airport, Drive to Roses
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Roses, Spain
— 8 nights
Train to Barcelona, Fly to San Francisco

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Paris, France — 14 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 hidden gems such as Latin Quarter and Place des Vosges. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to France Miniature (in Elancourt), Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The Army Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 12 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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Vieille Ville and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny), Chambéry Cathedral (in Chambery) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Le Puy-en-Velay). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tournoel, don't miss a visit to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Roses.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 22:

Roses, Spain — 8 nights

Roses is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà, located on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, Spain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Village Medieval de Pals and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Roses: Cadaques (Cap de Creus National Park, Esglesia de Santa Maria, &more), Castell de Begur (in Begur) and Calella de Palafrugell (Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig & Playas de Calella). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ciutadella de Roses, explore the world behind art at Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Canyelles Petites, and cool off at Aquabrava.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Roses attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Lyon to Roses with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Roses when traveling from Lyon in September, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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