18 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Lyon & Geneva Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lyon, France
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Cup Lounge, Moulin Rouge and Paris City Vision. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Moet et Chandon. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais), Avenue de Champagne (in Epernay) and Square des Victimes de la Gestapo (in Reims). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, and examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Lyon, France

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jazz Club St Georges as well as Bar Melhor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Théâtre gallo-romain and Chateau de Tournoel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Miniature et Cinema and L'Aventure Michelin. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Le Cassissium (in Nuits-Saint-Georges), Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny) and Place de la Liberation (in Dijon). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Lamartine, and step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Patek Philippe Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde. Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Roman Columns will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Escaliers du Marche (in Lausanne), Musee Baud (in L'Auberson) and International Museum of Watches (in La Chaux-de-Fonds). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Geneva trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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