20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 4 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 4 nights

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, and browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nice is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Easy Dive ©
Easy Dive
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Memorial des Guerres en Indochine. Get in touch with nature at TakSea and Plage du Chateau. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer) and Tanneron (Lac de Saint-Cassien & Forcerie Vial). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois, kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael day trip tool.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Tanneron, La Pointe de l'Aiguille, Plage du Chateau, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Memorial des Guerres en Indochine
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

4
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
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 Sylvabelle and Plage de Jean Blanc. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Domaine Sainte Marie and Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Le Lavandou (Plage de l'Anglade, Plage de Cavaliere, &more). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with Marine Air Sport, kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a ferry. In August in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Domaine Sainte Marie, Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe, Plage de Guerrevieille
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange, learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon. On your second day here, hike along Le Sentier des Ocres and then get interesting insight from Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard.

Plan trip to Avignon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Distillerie A. Blachere, Le Sentier des Ocres, Roman Theatre of Orange, Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Avignon in August; daily highs in Bayeux reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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