25 days in France, Lausanne & Turin Itinerary

25 days in France, Lausanne & Turin Itinerary

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25 days in France, Lausanne & Turin Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + tram:  17​h 15​min
1
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Vichy, France
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Chamonix, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
7
Marseille, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cannes, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Lyon, France
— 7 nights
tram + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Lyon, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Cite medievale de Perouges, then ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally do a tasting at Hameau Duboeuf.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon attractions site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lyon is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. In July, Lyon is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, Hameau Duboeuf
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. The adventure continues: make a trip to Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pantheon, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner .

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Discover Walks ©
Discover Walks
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Dijon, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbaye de Fontenay and Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon. Head to Sensation Vin and Marche couvert Beaux-Artsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Dijon's surroundings by going to Base de Loisirs - Plage d'Osselle (in Osselle) and Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame, trek along Owl's Trail, and don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dijon day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to Dijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Dijon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vichy.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Beaune, Marche couvert Beaux-Arts, Abbaye de Fontenay, Base de Loisirs - Plage d'Osselle
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay

1
day
Vichy, France

Vichy ©
On the 13th (Fri), try to win big at Hippodrome de Bellerive, take in the natural beauty of Les Sources de Vichy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise de Vichy, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montgilbert, then take a leisurely stroll along Les bords de l'Allier, and finally indulge your taste buds at Grand Marche de Vichy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vichy trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dijon to Vichy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vichy can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Vichy

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Montgilbert
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Grand Marche de Vichy ©
Grand Marche de Vichy
Eglise Saint-Blaise de Vichy ©
Eglise Saint-Blaise de Vichy
Chateau de Montgilbert ©
Chateau de Montgilbert

1
day
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche, stop by Snell Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, then examine the collection at ESPACE TAIRRAZ - Crystal Museum & Espace Alpinisme, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix trip planner .

You can drive from Vichy to Chamonix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Eglise Saint Michel ©
Eglise Saint Michel

1
day
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne trip planner .

Getting from Chamonix to Lausanne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Chaplin's World
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

1
day
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at Parc Balneaire du Prado, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then get a taste of the local shopping with Les Terrasses du Port, and finally stop by 72% Petanque.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Lausanne to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
72% Petanque ©
72% Petanque

1
day
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 17th (Tue), take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, make a trip to La Croisette, then kick back and relax at Midi Plage, and finally see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cannes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Superga and Verres Castle. Shop till you drop at Clementine and Mercato di Porta Palazzo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Il Rifugio degli Asinelli (in Sala Biellese), Zoom Torino (in Cumiana) and Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Egyptian Museum of Turin, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip planner.

Getting from Cannes to Turin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in July, you will find days in Turin are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clementine, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Verres Castle, Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, Basilica of Superga
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Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Egyptian Museum of Turin ©
Egyptian Museum of Turin
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

7
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Chateau de Cormatin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bastille and Chambéry Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Canyon'In (in Grenoble), Grotte de Choranche (in Choranche) and Plage de Conjux (in Conjux). See some other sides of Lyon: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, take in the pleasant sights at Montee du Gourguillon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Georges.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lyon tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Turin to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Canyon'In, Plage de Conjux, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Chambéry Cathedral, Abbey of Cluny
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Grotte de Choranche ©
Grotte de Choranche
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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