20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour itinerary planner

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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
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Andon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Andon journey planning app.

Washington, USA to Andon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington in February: high temperatures in Andon hover around 55°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Massif du Tanneron and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage du Chateau. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Plage de la Nartelle (in Sainte-Maxime) and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette (in Le Lavandou). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip builder.

Getting from Andon to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.
Vieille Ville and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Castel Plage and Plage de la Mariniere for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, &more) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online route planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in February, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Caminando.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cauterets visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Cauterets takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cauterets

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
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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.
Mont Saint-Michel and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Deauville Beach and Promenade Marcel Proust. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Cauterets to Bayeux in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.