20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Andon
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Andon
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly

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Andon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Andon trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Andon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Andon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in February, expect Andon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 55°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de la Nartelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez) and La Croix-Valmer (Pause Serenite & Le Cap Lardier). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Andon to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Castel Plage and Lérins Islands. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Juan les Pins Main Beach and Plage de la Mariniere. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's lots more to do: visit Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Saint-Raphael in February, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cauterets.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 25th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Caminando.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cauterets trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Cauterets by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cauterets

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Pegasus Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Falaises d'Etretat and Promenade Marcel Proust. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Deauville Beach (in Deauville City), Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul) and Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux journey planner.

You can drive from Cauterets to Bayeux in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Bayeux are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the exciting artwork at words and things, and shop like a local with Adrien Kavachnina.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.