9 days in Lyon & Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Itinerary

9 days in Lyon & Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Itinerary

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Lyon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
Drive

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Lyon — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy), Grenoble (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere) and Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lake Annecy). The adventure continues: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, pause for some photo ops at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lyon visit planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lyon. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 3 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de l'Ardeche, look for gifts at Nougaterie du Pont d'Arc, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get outside with Alain Bateaux.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lyon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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