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
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint-Paul de Vence and Rue d'Antibes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, stroll through Paloma Beach, and explore the galleries of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Antibes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, The Church of Èze
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Calanque de Maubois and Plage d'Antheor. Visiting TakSea and Jets'Cool will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Theoule sur Mer (Plage le Magellan & Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), kick back and relax at Plage de L'Oratoire, head outdoors with Sublim Sky, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach.

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

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are slightly colder (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Plage d'Antheor, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Sublim Sky
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

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. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Jean Blanc. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Gigaro. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Jet 007, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at Grimaud aventure, head outdoors with Tahiti Plage, and stroll through Plage de Vergeron.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez vacation maker app.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Grimaud, Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Avignon journey builder 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, 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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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc for their historical value. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Bayeux to go to Sainte-Mere-Eglise and see Airborne Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel 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, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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