5 days in Western Europe Itinerary

5 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lyon
Drive
2
Dijon
Drive
3
Reims
— 1 night
Train
4
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly

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Lyon

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.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon day trip website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Lyon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Lyon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dijon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Dijon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lyon in August: highs in Dijon hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites
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Reims

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Budding, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, then browse the collection at Bibliotheque Carnegie, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reims trip maker tool.

You can drive from Dijon to Reims in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dijon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reims, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Paris

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the galleries of Louvre Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Reims in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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