8 days in Orleans, Poitiers & Lyon Itinerary

8 days in Orleans, Poitiers & Lyon Itinerary

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8 days in Orleans, Poitiers & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Morelia
Fly:  25​h
1
Orleans
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Poitiers
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  2​h 45​min
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Morelia

1
night
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 31st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Musee historique et archeologique de l'Orleanais.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Orleans day trip planning site .

Morelia, Mexico to Orleans is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Morelia to Orleans. August in Orleans sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Poitiers.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Château de Sully-sur-Loire
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Parc Floral Orleans ©
Parc Floral Orleans
Hotel Groslot ©
Hotel Groslot

1
night
Poitiers

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Radegonde, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Parc de Blossac, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Notre Dame la Grande, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and finally stroll around Parc floral de la Roseraie.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Poitiers tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Orleans to Poitiers takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Poitiers

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Parc de Blossac ©
Parc de Blossac
Church of Notre Dame la Grande ©
Church of Notre Dame la Grande
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fourviere Hill and La Roche de Solutre. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Chateau de Beost (in Beost), Tata Senegalais (in Chasselay) and Eglise Saint-Clement de Macon (in Macon). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, view the masterpieces at Les Pin-Up de Marc Curial, admire the landmark architecture of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Poitiers to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Prieure de Manthes, Chateau de Beost, La Roche de Solutre, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Eglise Saint-Clement de Macon
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Wine Tours & Tastings

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