3-Day France Weekend Getaway in Lyon

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Enjoy the most refreshing vacation in France with this 3-day weekend getaway in Lyon!

This fantastic 3-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in France over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 2 nights in Lyon, allowing you to fully experience France.

Spend your wonderful weekend break in France visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in France and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.

Your accommodation will be conveniently located for easy access to many of the best places to see and do in France. You'll have plenty of time to stroll through local markets and shopping streets. Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content and take a bit of France home with you to remind you of your vacation in Lyon.

Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Lyon. By the end of your weekend getaway in France, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.

This 3-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in France. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect weekend getaway in Lyon. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in France.

For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to France.

On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized.

Booking a complete weekend getaway in Lyon has never been this fast and easy. The best services in Lyon fill up quickly, so select a date and start planning your weekend getaway to France today!

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The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 2 nights



Photo of the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
Aerial view of The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon city.The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon.Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
photo of the equestrian monument of King Louis XIV in Place Bellecour at morning in Lyon, France.Place Bellecour
Saint Jean Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste) in Lyon, France, EuropeLyon Cathedral
The facade of the House of Lawyers where the museum is located.Musée Cinéma et Miniature
Fresque des Lyonnais


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Day 1

Day 1 – Lyon - arrival day

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  • Place Bellecour
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Your exciting weekend getaway in France begins as you arrive in Lyon. Explore the city's charm while spending 2 nights at one of the best hotels and places to stay in Lyon.

Take the opportunity to see Place Bellecour. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 20,560 visitors.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Lyon. Check-in at hotels in France normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Lyon offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

You’ll have plenty of restaurant and bar options in Lyon. So when you’re done exploring and it’s time to eat, all you have to do is take your pick of the city’s best dining and drinking spots.

Take your Lyon getaway to new heights by dining at Takao Takano, a Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 2 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Takao Takano consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional creative cuisine.

A renowned dining spot in Lyon is Le Neuvième Art, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting ambiance and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its creative and modern menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Le Neuvième Art’s culinary mastery.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Lyon and reserve a table at the 2-star Michelin restaurant, Mère Brazier. Its delectable classic menu has contributed to impressive reviews from many previous guests. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

You can end this day of your weekend getaway in France perfectly by visiting one of the best bars in the city after dinner.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Black Forest Society. Around 500 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Lyon also enjoy the drinks at Livestation DIY - Lyon. This place is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,452 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière". This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

Sit back and relax as you savor every minute of your stay in Lyon. Raise your glass for France and your 3-day weekend getaway!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Lyon

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  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
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As day 2 continues during your relaxing weekend break in France, dive deeper into the charm of Lyon. With 1 night still ahead, there's plenty more to see and do in this lovely place.

Make La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière one of your first sightseeing stops in Lyon. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,765 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This catholic cathedral is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,228 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Musée Cinéma et Miniature. This museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,540 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Parc de la Tête d'Or. A trip to this popular park is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 50,621 previous visitors.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. France is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

You’ll have plenty of restaurant and bar options in Lyon. So when you’re done exploring and it’s time to eat, all you have to do is take your pick of the city’s best dining and drinking spots.

Reserve your spot at Flair Restaurant, a popular local restaurant in Lyon. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 726 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Restaurant Gastronomique Christian Tetedoie during your stay in Lyon. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, by 2,459 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Slake Coffee House, a popular local gem in Lyon. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,684 satisfied guests.

You can end this day of your weekend getaway in France perfectly by visiting one of the best bars in the city after dinner.

Dam's Pub is one of the best bars in Lyon and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,373 customers.

You may also want to check out The James Joyce Pub. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. The James Joyce Pub is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,135 customers.

Alternatively, head out to The King Arthur. The King Arthur has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,312 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

Relish in novel experiences as you continue your weekend getaway in the city of Lyon. Toast to another amazing day in France!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lyon - departure day

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  • Fresque des Lyonnais
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Your remarkable 3-day weekend getaway in Lyon is about to end, and soon you’ll say goodbye to the city. Day 3 is your departure day, and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the city and France's charming sights. Depending on how much time you have until you start your journey home, we recommend visiting some more attractions.

If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving France, the popular Fresque des Lyonnais is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Lyon.

As your final day in France unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Lyon’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of France.

Before you conclude your weekend getaway in Lyon, drop by a top-rated restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the local food culture over a fantastic meal.

You’ll then say farewell to France and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of your unforgettable weekend getaway in Lyon!

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