5 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lyon
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Lyon — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then look for gifts at La boutique de Mathilde, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon itinerary planning site.

Austin, USA to Lyon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Lyon is 7 hours. In November, Lyon is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Paris — 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.