12 days in Paris, Toulouse & Lyon Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Toulouse & Lyon Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Toulouse
— 4 nights
3
Lyon
— 3 nights

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arc de Triomphe and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Head to Le Marais and Rue du Gros-Horlogefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, Gros-Horloge, &more) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Paris is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

4
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and O'Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Lourdes (Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, Chateau Fort of Lourdes, &more), Carcassonne Center (Cathar Castles & Chateau Comtal) and Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jacobins, contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quai de la Daurade.

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Getting from Paris to Toulouse by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Toulouse, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Albi, Carcassonne, Lourdes
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

3
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 Théâtre gallo-romain and Fourviere Hill. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Miniature et Cinema and Chateau de Cormatin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Eglise Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais (in Ozenay) and Eglise Notre-Dame de Cluny (in Cluny). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Georges, browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais, and get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lyon holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais, Eglise Notre-Dame de Cluny, Chateau de Cormatin
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

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