11 days in Paris, Amboise & Lyon Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Amboise & Lyon Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Amboise
— 2 nights
3
Lyon
— 4 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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and stop by Montmartre.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Villandry and Chateau Royal d'Amboise are in your itinerary. Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Langeais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to chateau Montpoupon (in Cere La Ronde) and Les anes de Madame (in Contres). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, stop by La Balade des Fromages, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amboise trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Amboise are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

chateau Montpoupon, Les anes de Madame, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Langeais
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cite medievale de Perouges and Secrets d'Apiculteur are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cite du Chocolat Valrhona and La Roche de Solutre. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Compagnie de l'Hermitage (in Tain-l'Hermitage), L'Or-Feve (in Saint-Jean-d'Ardieres) and Louhans Market (in Louhans). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Place Bellecour, look for gifts at La Fromagerie d'Oullins, and walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lyon sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May in Lyon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tain-l'Hermitage, L'Or-Feve, Louhans Market, Cite medievale de Perouges, La Fromagerie d'Oullins
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Cite du Chocolat Valrhona ©
Cite du Chocolat Valrhona
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre

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