Where to travel for Easter holidays?

Easter is a great time to go on vacation. The weather is mild, the sun is shining and there are few tourists. Discover the perfect countries to travel to within a few hours from Lyon.

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Want to spend the Easter holidays in the sun without travelling to the other side of the world?  

While temperatures are slowly climbing in France at Easter, you can spend a holiday relaxing in the sun after just a few hours on a plane.

In mid-April in France, the weather is not usually great. If you want to start your summer early, head to a sunny destination just a few hours on a plane from Lyon. 

Here are our top destinations for Easter directly accessible from Lyon.

Valence Pâques

 1. Head to Spain to celebrate Easter

With the record for sunshine in Europe, Spain is a dream destination for the Easter holidays. In April, the average temperature is 19°, which is ideal for visiting the country's sites without the stifling heat. 

If you want to discover the highlights of Andalusia, choose Sevilla or Malaga. The cathedrals and palaces of the first are only matched by the splendid white villages of the second. Head to Alicante or Valencia for early sea swimming.

All these destinations are accessible from Lyon Airport with Volotea, Transavia, easyJet or Vueling.

The sun is within reach!

Naples Pâques

2.  Italy, the ideal spring destination

In Italy, the month of April is relatively mild with temperatures ranging from 10 to 20°. Easter is the ideal time to enjoy what the country has to offer without being besieged by hordes of tourists and without being overwhelmed by the heat. 

For a cultural stay, fly to Rome with easyJet, Wizz Air or Air France in just 2 hours 30 mins. The lively and fascinating Naples is just 1 hour and 45 mins from Lyon. You can discover the famous Vesuvius or take a trip to Pompeii.

Tempted by a holiday by the sea?
Fly to Apulia landing at Bari or choose Palermo or Catania in Sicily.

A change of scenery guaranteed!

Corse Pâques

3. A little mildness in Corsica for Easter

The beautiful island is particularly pleasant in April, so why not choose a break to Corsica at Easter? 

Just 1 hour and 15 mins from Lyon, Ajaccio offers cultural and sun-soaked holidays. You can alternate between the beach and sightseeing, not forgetting the Fesh museum and the imperial chapel.

At the southern tip of Corsica, Figari is also a great base for discovering the marvels of the beautiful island and its idyllic beaches.
Calvi and Bastia are also accessible from Lyon for spending Easter in the sun. 

The flight from Lyon to Corsica takes a little more than an hour with easyJet, Volotea or Air Corsica.

Madère Pâques

4. Enjoy the sun for Easter in Portugal

With temperatures between 14 and 20°, Portugal is a popular destination in April during the Easter holidays. 

Lisbon and Porto are among the country's liveliest cities, two destinations with incredible charm and both accessible by direct flight from Lyon thanks to easyJet, Transavia and TAP Air Portugal.

Faro is less well known but is well worth a visit and, just like Madeira, is a volcanic archipelago with lush nature and wild beauty. These two destinations are also accessible by direct flight from Lyon. 

Maybe you could visit two cities during your holiday?

Dubrovnik Pâques

5. A relaxing stay in Croatia to unwind in spring

Spring is a lovely time to visit Croatia. Why not try it? 

From Lyon, you can reach Dubrovnik in around 2 hours, the most frequented city in Croatia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This resort is clearly an open-air museum. You can enjoy an amazing view of the city from its mythical ramparts. 

If you prefer to stroll along idyllic beaches or to party, Split is the destination for you. You can reach this resort on just a 2-hour flight from Lyon. 

Both Croatian cities can be reached by direct flight from Lyon thanks to easyJet and Volotea