31 days in Athens, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

31 days in Athens, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

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31 days in Athens, Paris & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Lyon, France
— 10 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

10
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis Museum and Plaka. Step out of Athens to go to Spata and see Attica Zoological Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Athens due to the time zone difference. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Attica Zoological Park
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Jardin d'Acclimatation will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Paris takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Paris is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

10
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc de la Tete d'Or and Mini World Lyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine (in Saint-Martin-la-Plaine), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Plage de Conjux (in Conjux). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plage de Conjux, Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Mini World Lyon ©
Mini World Lyon

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