Lyon Itinerary 2 Days

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Lyon

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Lyon. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Lyon as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Lyon.

2 Days in Lyon - Perfect Weekend Guide

Known for mouth-watering food and pleasant sunny weather, Lyon is a perfect weekend getaway for many. The many monuments and structures in Lyon put forward its historical timeline. Visiting this city is a treat for the connoisseurs of history and architecture. If you are planning to spend 2 days in Lyon, then take a look at this itinerary, which will help you explore every nook and corner of the city.

How to spend 2 days in Lyon?

Day 1 In Lyon

When in Lyon, you must start off your mornings by having a bite of the delicious croissants. Then walk to the Old Town or Vieux Lyon. This quaint neighborhood is the ideal place to get transported back to the medieval era. Walking along its narrow streets, you will see beautiful architecture at every corner. Spending some early morning hours along the banks of the Rhône would prove to be a pleasant experience. While you are in Old Town, the places that you must visit include Palais de justice Historique de Lyon and Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Another fascinating thing in Old Town is the Traboules. These are passageways that were used to transport goods by merchants as well as an escape route by the French Resistance during World War I. After having lunch at a traditional restaurant in Lyon, you may lace up your hiking boots to climb the hill of Fourvière. Visit the Théâtre antique de Lyon which is a theater that dates back to 15th century BC. This is known to be the oldest theater in France and was built by Augustus. Then head towards the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière - a majestic basilica exhibiting a Romanesque and Byzantine style of architecture. As the sun starts setting in the west, spend your evening shopping at any of the prime centers in Lyon and then have a delicious dinner.

Day 2 In Lyon

On your second day in Lyon, bask in the gentle morning breeze and be closer to nature by visiting Parc de la Tête d'Or. This largest park in Lyon features a lake where you can spend hours together, enjoying the tranquility. Then head towards the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Housed in a former Benedictine Convent built in the 17th and 18th century, the building itself is a spectacular piece of architecture. After admiring its wide range of collection, you may then climb the La Croix-Rousse, a small hill, to burn off some built up energy. After having a fulfilling lunch, you may explore the neighborhoods of the city and then head towards Hôtel de Ville which is one of the most historic buildings in the French city. This city hall was first built in between 1645 and 1651. Your next and last stop of the day would be Opera Nouvel which is located close to the city hall. Spend your evening by embarking on a shopping spree and end your 48 hours in Lyon by having a delicious dinner at one of the finest restaurants in the city.

Follow this ideal Lyon itinerary of 2 days to make the most of your limited time in the city.

Tours and Activities in Lyon for 2 Days

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Best Hotels in Lyon for 2 Day Trip

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