12 days in Paris, Toulouse & Lyon Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Toulouse & Lyon Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Latin Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Paris journey builder.

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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Grotte de Massabielle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more), O'Vineyards (in Villemoustaussou) and Lourdes (Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse route maker site.

You can fly from Paris to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Albi, Lourdes, Carcassonne
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Highlights from your plan
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Théâtre gallo-romain. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse), Eglise de Saint Albain (in Saint-Albain) and Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, look for gifts at Secrets d'Apiculteur, and examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere.

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Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monastere Royal de Brou, Eglise de Saint Albain, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Highlights from your plan
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Monastere Royal de Brou
Monastere Royal de Brou

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