9 days in Lyon, Chamonix & Dublin Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Lyon
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Chamonix, France
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night


Lyon, France — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lyon online visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, Lyon is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
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Chamonix, France — 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: La Plagne (in La Plagne-Tarentaise), Station de Ski les Saisies (in Les Saisies) and Cormet d'Areches (in Areches). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, and make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamonix planning app.

You can drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Dublin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. March in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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