9 days in Milan, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

9 days in Milan, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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9 days in Milan, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
Fly:  15​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Lagos, Nigeria

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then listen to music at La Casa Maledetta.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker .

Lagos, Nigeria to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. In December, Milan is colder than Lagos - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get your game on at DreamAway Lyon, then ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon tour planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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