12 days in Paris, Colmar & Lyon Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Colmar & Lyon Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Colmar & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Colmar
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Lyon
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
End: Paris

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Army Museum and Place des Vosges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Musee du Jouet. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Maison Pfister, steep yourself in history at Koifhus (Old Custom House), make a trip to Fontaine Bruat, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colmar day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colmar, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eglise des Dominicains ©
Eglise des Dominicains
Old Town ©
Old Town
Maison Pfister ©
Maison Pfister

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Walking tours. Change things up with a short trip to Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors in Grenoble (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, tee off at Parc de la Tete d'Or, ponder the design of Place des Jacobins, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Colmar to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Colmar in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 4°C in Lyon. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors, Room Escape Games
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Room Escape Games
Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors ©
Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors

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