4 days in Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

4 days in Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

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4 days in Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Lyon, France
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
End: Lyon, France

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, then get great views at St Pierre Cathedral, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva journey planner .

Lyon, France to Geneva is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, then make a trip to La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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