18 days in Paris, Lyon & Milan Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Lyon & Milan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Paris, France

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Lyon, France

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy) and Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois, Musee de Grenoble, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lyon road trip planning app.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grenoble, Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

8
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Turin (Museo Egizio, Room Escape Games, &more) and Verona (Chiesa di San Procolo, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Valle, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Milan sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Verona, Turin, Villa del Balbianello, Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda, Il Giardino della Valle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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