20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 4 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
6
Paris
— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, kick back and relax at Plage du Soleil, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice online travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence, Plage du Soleil
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Abel Baliff Beach and Plage du Chateau. Step out of the city life by going to TakSea and Plage Robinson. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Theoule sur Mer (La Pointe de l'Aiguille & Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), head outdoors with Jets'Cool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Baumette, and examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip app.

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. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Raphael, with highs around 90°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Forcerie Vial, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

3
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. Visiting Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Cavaliere will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Pampelonne and Heraclee Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: L'Observatoire Marin (in La Croix-Valmer) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Plage de Gigaro, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Scuba & Snorkeling, 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

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip site.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Airborne Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in August: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 73°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc
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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

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

The Royal Chapel, Fondation Claude Monet
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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