4 weekend destinations in the sun less than 3 hours from Lyon

Want to find warmth and discover other cultures not far from home? Discover our ideas for sunny destinations less than 3 hours from Lyon.

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Février 2020


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 Who says you have to the other side of the world to enjoy the sun and get a little color

From Lyon Airport, discover sunny destinations
less than 3 hours from Place Bellecour. 

Enough to escape and flee the Lyon gloom for accessible and charming destinations.


1. Greece

Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes or Santorini all have something to add to your trip to Greece. Less than 3 hours from Lyon, discover a country with an ancient past, unmissable historical monuments and extraordinary landscapes. The architecture of the Greek islands, so characteristic of the destination, make it a perfect place for holidays between the Aegean Sea and its mountains, lulled by the dynamism and tourism present in the islands. 

Its many activities, from windsurfing to cultural visits, including its beautiful beaches, make Greece a privileged country for travel, just a few hours from Lyon. Choosing Greece allows you to enjoy a total change of scenery and ideal sunshine for a stay away from everything. There is nothing like a stay in Greece to marvel at the beauty of the landscapes, especially on the Greek islands, where white and blue reign over the Aegean Sea. 

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2. Morocco

At the gates of Africa, discover Morocco, a land of discoveries, deserts, and bream beaches. Hiking lovers will also have their shere of surprises, thanks to splendid landscapes and sunscorched mountains, such as the Rif or the High Atlas
Not to be missed in Morocco is the observation of a sky lined with stars, or the view of a bank of clouds on the Tizi n'Test pass. 

Head to Agadir, for its huge sandy beach, a five-kilometer promenade along the Atlantic, or its luxury hotels.

Marrakech, on the other hand, immerses you in Moroccan traditions, for a guaranteed change of scenery and a unique journey. 

Fez, Casablanca and Tangier are other must-sees in the country: Morocco is full of majestic tourist sites.

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3. Tunisia 

A destination for adventurers or those who love the sun, Tunisia is full of activities, whether sport or cultural. Its great historical past allows offers the vestiges of its history, marked by several civilizations: Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Ottoman. 

Beyond historical visits, Tunisia is full of seaside resorts in which it is pleasant to practice total idleness, in the sun and warmth, less than 3 hours from Lyon. 

From Lyon, join Djerba, Monastir,  or even Tunis and enjoy all that Tunisia has to offer for your stay. 

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4. Croatia 

An exceptional blend of culture and relaxation, Croatia is a perfect destination for those who love stunning blue beaches, cultural treasures and nightlife. If you opt for a stay in Croatia, the city of Dubrovnik is a must. Recommended for a few days of vacation, the port city is endowed with fortified walls, palaces, sublime cobblestone streets and breathtaking beaches. Its temperate climate allows you to enjoy a pleasant stay in Croatia

The city of Split is also worth visiting, as beyond its seaside coast, it is full of great riches to discover. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Split invites you to visit its archaeological museum, but also to take a tour on the Riva promenade. Less than 3 hours from Lyon, fly to Croatia and its multitude of activities that will delight families and groups of friends alike.

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