20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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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
Drive
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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

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.
Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see The Trianons & The Hamlet, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Deauville City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade Marcel Proust, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience.

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Drive from Paris to Deauville City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Deauville City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pick up some local products at Maison Lebrec, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Carcassonne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Carcassonne takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

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Avignon

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.
On the 27th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip planning site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Avignon, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Hyeres

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. Get in touch with nature at Dune La Londe and Plage de l'Almanarre. Visit Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage de la Courtade for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plage de l'Escalet, look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier, enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, and slough off your stress at Pause Serenite.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hyeres sightseeing planning website.

You can 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 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

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Nice

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Spiaggia and Castel Plage. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

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 December in Nice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.