5-Day France Weekend Getaway in Lyon

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5 days & 4 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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4 nights included
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Go on a 5-day weekend getaway in Lyon, France, and experience the best weekend holiday in Europe!

This fantastic 5-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in France over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 4 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 5-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 vacation 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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Hotel, 4 nights
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Destinations

The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 4 nights

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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
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceGallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
Mur des Canuts, Lyon 4e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceWall of the Canuts
Porte des Enfants du Rhône
Bartholdi Fountain, Lyon 1er Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceBartholdi Fountain
Musée Lumière, Lyon 8e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceMusée Lumière
Parc des HauteursParc des Hauteurs
Palais de la Bourse de Lyon
Parc de la Cerisaie
La Maison des CanutsLa Maison des Canuts
Place de la République, Lyon 2e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FrancePlace de la République
Hôtel de Ville de Lyon, Lyon 1er Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceHôtel de Ville de Lyon

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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 4 nights at one of the best hotels and places to stay in Lyon.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Place Bellecour. This much-appreciated square is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in 20,560 reviews.

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.

When it’s time to eat, dine at one of the best local restaurants in Lyon and satisfy your appetite for a lovely meal.

Discover an unparalleled culinary experience at Le Neuvième Art, a Bib Gourmand restaurant perfect to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 2-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature creative and modern meals.

Indulge in the exquisite flavors at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Lyon, Mère Brazier. At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with a memorable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature classic dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Lyon you shouldn’t miss is Takao Takano. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 2-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s creative menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

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

Black Forest Society is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

This is the perfect time to relax and enjoy your weekend getaway in France to the fullest. Savor every minute of your stay in Lyon!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Lyon

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  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Porte des Enfants du Rhône
  • Fresque des Lyonnais
  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
  • Lyon Cathedral
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As day 2 continues during your relaxing weekend break in France, dive deeper into the charm of Lyon. With 3 nights still ahead, there's plenty more to see and do in this lovely place.

Make Parc de la Tête d'Or your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 50,621 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Porte des Enfants du Rhône. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,967 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

Fresque des Lyonnais is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This fresco has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,927 visitors.

When you’re finished at Fresque des Lyonnais, the perfect next stop is Musée Cinéma et Miniature. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,540 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. This catholic cathedral is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,228 reviews.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Lyon has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Lyon offers and add your favorites to your France travel package 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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Bouchon Tupin while you’re in Lyon. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 969 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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

Experience the local nightlife scene. Livestation DIY - Lyon is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,452 customers.

A quick trip to any of these popular local bars will enhance your travel experience in the city of Lyon. Cheers to a pleasant weekend getaway in France!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lyon

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  • Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Parc des Hauteurs
  • Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
  • Bartholdi Fountain
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On day 3 of your enjoyable weekend getaway in France, soak up the atmosphere of Lyon. Make the most of your remaining 2 nights at Lyon by exploring the local food scene and nightlife, adding extra fun to your memorable journey.

When you're ready to see some sights, Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière is a great place to start with. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,363 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. This minor basilica has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 25,765 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Parc des Hauteurs. The urban park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,241 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Hôtel de Ville de Lyon. This city hall is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 877 reviews.

Bartholdi Fountain is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,741 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Lyon on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

When it’s time to eat, dine at one of the best local restaurants in Lyon and satisfy your appetite for a lovely meal.

Don't forget to book a table at L'Institut Restaurant, a well-known eatery in Lyon. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 853 satisfied guests.

A weekend getaway in France isn't complete without experiencing the nightlife scene in Lyon. Fortunately, the city also has many fantastic bars that cater to all travel budgets.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière" is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

Soak in the unique vibe of the city of Lyon tonight! Raise your glass and relax after your rewarding weekend getaway experience in France!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Lyon

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  • Musée Lumière
  • Place de la République
  • La Maison des Canuts
  • Wall of the Canuts
  • Parc de la Cerisaie
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Day 4 of your weekend escape in France offers another exciting opportunity to discover the wonders of Lyon. Fuel up for adventure with a delicious breakfast and anticipate 1 night filled with unforgettable memories!

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Musée Lumière. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,920 reviews.

Continue your journey at Place de la République. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 991 travelers from near and far.

Lyon is also the home of La Maison des Canuts. This museum has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,152 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Mur des Canuts. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,157 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Parc de la Cerisaie. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,172 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this park.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Flair Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Lyon. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 726 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.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, Dam's Pub is a great place to go. Around 1,373 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Lyon.

Sit back and relax as you savor every minute of your stay in Lyon. Raise your glass for France and your 5-day weekend getaway!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lyon - departure day

  • Lyon - Departure day
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  • Palais de la Bourse de Lyon
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Your remarkable 5-day weekend getaway in Lyon is about to end, and soon you’ll say goodbye to the city. Day 5 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 Palais de la Bourse de Lyon is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Lyon.

Optimize your last day in France and go on a shopping spree in Lyon’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in France, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

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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