54 days in Bordeaux, Madrid & Lyon Itinerary

54 days in Bordeaux, Madrid & Lyon Itinerary

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54 days in Bordeaux, Madrid & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Bordeaux, France
— 18 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 18 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h
3
Lyon, France
— 17 nights
train:  2​h
End: Paris, France

18
nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch) and Bidart (Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, Plage d'Ilbarritz, & more). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, don't miss a visit to Canal de Lalinde, and explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux tour planner .

Paris to Bordeaux is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Emilion, Bidart, Perigueux
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Room Escape Games

18
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, Acueduct of Segovia, & more), Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama (in Rascafria) and Toledo (Convento e iglesia de San Pedro Martir, Antica Roma Anticuario, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Bordeaux to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

17
nights
Lyon, France

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 find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Grenoble (Musee de Grenoble, Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, & more), Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lac d'Annecy) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Beaune). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, and make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

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You can do a combination of flight and tram from Madrid to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in October, plan for slightly colder days in Lyon, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dijon, Grenoble, Le Puy-en-Velay, Cornas, Clermont-Ferrand
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy

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