18 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

18 days in Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 9 nights
2
Lyon
— 7 nights

9
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Paris, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

7
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cite medievale de Perouges and Chateau de Grignan. Head to Cite du Chocolat Valrhona and Place Bellecourfor plenty of shopping. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Le Puy-en-Velay), Abbaye Saint-Philibert (in Tournus) and Eglise de Saint Albain (in Saint-Albain). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and wander the streets of The Presqu'ile.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, Chateau de Grignan, Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Chateau de Cormatin
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan

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