7 days in Dijon, Lyon & Paris Itinerary

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Dijon

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dijon travel route app.

Brussels, Belgium to Dijon is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: highs in Dijon hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Lyon.
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Lyon — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grottes du Cerdon -Parc de Loisirs Prehistoriques and Mont Saint-Romain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Carrieres de Glay (in Saint-Germain-Nuelles) and Go & Sea (in Chene-en-Semine). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Le Mur de Lyon and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dijon to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Escape the urban bustle at L'Orangerie and Île de la Cité. Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.
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