18 days in Rhone Itinerary

18 days in Rhone Itinerary

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Lyon

— 16 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Mur Des Canuts and Les Gorges du Fier. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Chambéry Cathedral (in Chambery), L'Aventure Michelin (in Clermont-Ferrand) and Mont le Revard (in Aix-les-Bains). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

Folkestone, UK to Lyon is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Folkestone to Lyon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Folkestone in August, you will find days in Lyon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rhone travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Parks
Named after one of France's largest rivers, Rhône is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region boasting an array of things to do, like boating, visiting vineyards and châteaux, exploring beautiful historic villages, and sipping Beaujolais wine. The confluence where the Saône River joins the Rhône in Lyon is a popular place for sightseeing, with many of the towns along both the rivers offering to bring you on boat trips to explore the region from the water. As you enter Beaujolais wine country noted for its Gamay noir grapes, you'll note that the young, light-bodied red wine is often treated like a white wine and served slightly chilled.