43 days in Lyon & Bordeaux Itinerary

43 days in Lyon & Bordeaux Itinerary

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1
Lyon
— 19 nights
2
Bordeaux
— 23 nights

19
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.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Annecy (La Vieille Ville, Lake Annecy, &more), Beaune (Wine Tours & Tastings, Cave des Hospices, &more) and ville Garden (in Vienne). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, test your team's savvy at DreamAway Lyon, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lyon online trip maker.

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Beaune, Grenoble, Annecy, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 26:
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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
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

23
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Place Trarieux (in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne), Brantome en Perigord City (The Bohemians & Julien de Savignac) and Guillon Painturaud (in Segonzac). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux visit planner.

Fly from Lyon to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Biarritz, La Rochelle, Bayonne, Perigueux, Brantome en Perigord City
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat

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