16 days in Lyon & South of France Itinerary

16 days in Lyon & South of France Itinerary

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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Bourg-de-Peage
— 1 night
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Orange
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 2 nights
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Arles
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Gordes
— 1 night
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Lyon

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Traboules du Vieux Lyon, Hotel de Ville de Lyon, La Place des Jacobins, and other attractions. Let the collections at Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon and Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Flecheres and Eglise Saint Nizier. Step out of Lyon with an excursion to Musee de Cires in Ars-sur-Formans--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, learn about all things military at Musee de l'Aviation Clement Ader, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Blandine, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Bonaventure.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary maker website.

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Bourg-de-Peage.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Bourg-de-Peage

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Triors, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then awaken your taste buds at Cave Pradelle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Centre Historique de la Resistance et de la Deportation.

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You can drive from Lyon to Bourg-de-Peage in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bourg-de-Peage can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Orange.

Things to do in Bourg-de-Peage

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Orange

— 1 night
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. You've now added Roman Theatre of Orange to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, learn about winemaking at Chateau Mont-Redon, then do a tasting at Domain du Banneret, and finally learn about winemaking at Cave Ourouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orange travel route tool.

You can drive from Bourg-de-Peage to Orange in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bourg-de-Peage in September; daily highs in Orange reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Agricol, contemplate the long history of Place Crillon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Symphorien. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take an in-depth tour of Palais du Roure, then get a new perspective on nature at Musee Requien, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Louis Vouland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orange to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

— 2 nights
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee Estrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Catholique Collegiale Saint-Martin, and then make a trip to Musee des Alpilles. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Domaine Des Terres Blanches, learn about winemaking at Domaine de la Vallongue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Sixte, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Village gourmand des Biscuits Charly.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Remy-de-Provence online attractions planner.

Drive from Avignon to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Arles.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, contemplate the long history of Barbegal Watermill, and then explore the world behind art at Luma Arles. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle des Penitents blancs d'Aigues-Mortes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de la Confrerie des Penitents-Gris, and finally contemplate the long history of Porte de la Gardette.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arles trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Arles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Arles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pavillon M and Musee Extraordinaire. Get some cultural insight at Les Lauves and Le Tour de l'Horloge. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint Martin (in Ansouis) and Marseille (Le Musee de la Moto & Musee Grobet-Labadie). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Halle aux Grains and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip builder tool.

You can drive from Arles to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Gordes

— 1 night
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee du Verre et du Vitrail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Medievale Notre-Dame-d'Alydon, and then explore the historical opulence of Forteresse d'Oppede.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gordes vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Gordes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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