20 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Plage d'Hendaye, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hendaye day trip planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Hendaye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Hendaye at 54°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can 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 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Caminando.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cauterets trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hendaye to Cauterets takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 22nd (Fri), 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 Tunnel du Mont-Blanc. Change things up with these side-trips from Morzine: Chamonix (Vallee Blanche, Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Les Gets.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Morzine trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Cauterets to Morzine in 9 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Andon.
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Andon — 1 night

On the 26th (Tue), hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Andon trip site.

Getting from Morzine to Andon by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Morzine in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Andon: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to 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. Get outdoors at Base Nature Francois Leotard and Plage de Sylvabelle. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage des Marines. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Golf de Roquebrune Resort (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Tanaka Spa (in Cavaliere). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet, and stroll through Plage des Canebiers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez online travel route planner.

You can drive from Andon to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Rue d'Antibes. Venture out of the city with trips to Juan-les-Pins (Easy Dive & Juan les Pins Main Beach) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online holiday planner.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint-Tropez in January since evenings lows in Nice dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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