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
— 4 nights
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Bayeux
— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cap Ferrat Diving and Paloma Beach. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nice attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Azur Wine Tours, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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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 in touch with nature at TakSea and Calanque de Maubois. We've included these beaches for you: Abel Baliff Beach and Plage de la Baumette. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Theoule sur Mer (Plage le Magellan & La Pointe de l'Aiguille) and Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Plage Robinson & San Peyre). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), stroll through Plage de L'Oratoire, head outdoors with Jets'Cool, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in August: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) 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
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Domaine Sainte Marie and Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more) and Sea Adventure (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, stroll through La Ponche Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to 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, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Domaine Sainte Marie, Zipline, Sea Adventure
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip maker site.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough 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

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nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du debarquement will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Sainte-Mere-Eglise to see Airborne Museum about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Avignon in August, with highs in Bayeux at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy American Cemetery, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen
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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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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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip site.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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