5 days in France Itinerary

5 days in France Itinerary

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5 days in France Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + tram:  9​h 15​min
1
Lyon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dijon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Reims
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and then tee off at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary builder website .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Lyon is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Lyon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, expect nights in Lyon to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Dijon.

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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

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Dijon

Dijon ©
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.
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Take a train from Lyon to Dijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in August, plan for slightly colder days in Dijon, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Reims.

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Historic Sites
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Maison Milliere ©
Maison Milliere

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Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 2nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at WB Champagne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then contemplate the long history of Palais du Tau, then get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Carnegie, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reims trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dijon to Reims takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Dijon in August, plan for little chillier nights in Reims, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
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WB Champagne ©
WB Champagne
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online vacation builder .

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in August, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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