20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Deauville City
— 1 night
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (51°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Deauville City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

Deauville City

— 1 night
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Deauville Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade Marcel Proust, and finally savor the flavors at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Deauville City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Paris to Deauville City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Deauville City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On the 13th (Fri), shop like a local with Maison Lebrec, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer online route planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

You can fly from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, then take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Avignon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Avignon, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Hyeres

— 5 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll get in some beach time at Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage de Cavaliere. Take a break from the city and head to Dune La Londe and Plage de l'Almanarre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle), Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette (in Le Lavandou) and Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade, stroll through Plage du Centre Ville, and look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Avignon to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Avignon in November since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Nice

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and Very Micky. Get in touch with nature at Castel Plage and Easy Dive. When in Nice, make a side trip to see La Croisette in Cannes, approximately Cannes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, and ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.