20 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hendaye
— 1 night
Drive
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Morzine
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Morzine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Visiting Evasion Canine and Seine River will get you outdoors. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Reflexologie Avon in Avon, approximately Avon away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 35°F in Paris. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hendaye.
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Hendaye — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hendaye online road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Hendaye by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Hendaye hover around 54°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cauterets.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Caminando.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cauterets trip app.

Getting from Hendaye to Cauterets by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Morzine.
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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. Get outdoors at Aiguille du Midi and Brevent Cable Car. Venture out of the city with trips to Chamonix (Tunnel du Mont-Blanc, Vallee Blanche, &more). It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Les Gets.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Morzine trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cauterets to Morzine takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Andon.
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Andon — 1 night

On the 25th (Mon), hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Andon online itinerary planner.

Getting from Morzine to Andon by car takes about 6.5 hours. In January, Andon is a bit warmer than Morzine - with highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.
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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. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de l'Estagnol and Plage de l'Escalet. Eglise Sainte-Maxime and Eglise Saint-Louis will appeal to history buffs. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Naturozen (in Vidauban), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, stroll through Port Grimaud 1 Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez road trip planning site.

Getting from Andon to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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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.
Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Matisse and Palais Lascaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Juan-les-Pins (Juan les Pins Main Beach & Easy Dive). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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