Lyon Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Lyon in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Lyon in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Lyon that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Lyon itinerary.

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The sun always shines brightly in Lyon, making it a favorite getaway amongst many in France. Housing many ancient buildings and monuments, this is a must visit place for the connoisseurs of architecture. After a hectic day of wandering in the city, you may rest at any of the numerous green parks in the city. The banks of Rhône are also welcoming to enjoy some peaceful time. Its many museums will let you know about Lyon’s culture, art, and traditions. If you are planning to spend 3 days in Lyon, then take a look at this itinerary and know how you can make the most of your time.

What to see in 3 days in Lyon?

Day 1 In Lyon

Let your first day in Lyon be all about exploring Old Town. Locally known as Vieux Lyon, this neighborhood makes you step back in the medieval era. Have mouth-watering croissants for breakfast and walk along the quaint narrow streets of this neighborhood. At every corner, you will be treated to spectacular buildings that are a great piece of architecture. If you wish to admire Renaissance style of architecture, then you must stroll along Rue de Gadagne. This is a paved pedestrian street and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You may also spend some time by the banks of Rhône. While you are in town, you must visit Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. This Roman Catholic church was built in 1480 and is the seat of Archbishop of Lyon. In the afternoon, have a quick lunch and then get ready for some adventure. I the latter half of the day you just climb the hill of Fourvière. Here you may visit the Catholic Basilica of Fourvière and many other religious buildings. Ancient Theatre of Fourvière is another interesting place to visit in Fourvière. End your day by having a delicious dinner at a fine restaurant.

Day 2 In Lyon

Start your day fresh by visiting Parc de la Tête d'Or. This green oasis is the largest park in Lyon and is blessed with a pleasant atmosphere and tranquility. Then make some time to admire art by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. The museum is housed in a 17th-18th-century Benedictine convent and has a wide range of art collection. Then enjoy some french cuisines for lunch and head out to explore the neighborhoods of the city on foot. After soaking in the local colors and flavors of Lyon, you must head towards Hôtel de Ville. This is the city hall, known as one of the largest historic building in the city and was built in between 1645 and 1651. Located close to the city hall, you must also visit Opera Nouvel. End your day on a high note by shopping at the prime centers in the city.

Day 3 In Lyon

On your last day, set out on a day trip to Vienne which is located just at a distance of 30 kilometers from Lyon. This place would prove to be a paradise for history lovers. Vienne is home to many historic buildings. While wandering in the town, you will come across many Gallo-Roman ruins. The Romanesque and Early Gothic churches in Vienne will steal your heart away. A few of the prime attractions in the city include Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, Théâtre Antique, Musée Archéologique Saint-Pierre, and Cathédrale Saint-Maurice.

Pocket this 3-day Lyon itinerary and you will be able to thoroughly explore the beautiful quaint city.

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Best Hotels in Lyon for 3 Day Trip

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Lyon. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Lyon in 4 days or 5 days.

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