20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
4
Nice
— 6 nights

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Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker.

Wellington, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Paris is minus 11 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip planning website.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Etretat, Mont Saint-Michel, Omaha Beach, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get interesting insight from Peche. Calanques. Com, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and stop by The Panier.

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Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon, Cassis, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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