20 days in France Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 5 nights
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Morzine
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, Fly to Washington


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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Evasion Canine, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stop by Montmartre.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris online travel route planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Washington in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Morzine.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Morzine — 3 nights

Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Aiguille du Midi and Tunnel du Mont-Blanc. Explore Morzine's surroundings by going to Chamonix (Vallee Blanche, Musee Alpin, &more). It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Les Gets.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Morzine online trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Morzine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Morzine, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andon.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Andon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Andon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Morzine to Andon takes 6.5 hours. In February, Andon is a bit warmer than Morzine - with highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Saint-Tropez — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de l'Estagnol and Plage de Sylvabelle. Take a break from the city and head to Base Nature Francois Leotard and Pointe des Sardinaux. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Tropez to La Croix-Valmer to see Le Cap Lardier about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Port Grimaud 1 Beach and kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez travel route app.

Drive from Andon to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in February, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nice — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Matisse and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Juan-les-Pins (Easy Dive & Juan les Pins Main Beach). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice online vacation maker.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cauterets.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Cauterets — 1 night

Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll through Pont d'Espagne and then surround yourself with nature on Caminando.

Before you visit Cauterets, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Nice to Cauterets by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hendaye.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Hendaye — 2 nights

Hendaye is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The town, France's most southwesterly and a popular seaside tourist resort, stands on the right bank of the River Bidassoa – which marks the Franco-Spanish border – at the point where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the French Basque Country.Hendaye has three distinguishable parts: la ville, which stretches from Saint Vincent's church to the area around the SNCF railway station and the industrial zone; la plage, the seaside quarter; and les hauteurs, the villas and camping sites on the hills between and behind the other two areas.HistoryHendaye acquired its independence from the Urrugne parish in 1598, when Saint Vincent's church was built. On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Du Littoral.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hendaye visit planner.

Drive from Cauterets to Hendaye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Hendaye sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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France travel guide

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.