20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then savor the flavors at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in September: highs in Carcassonne hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

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 28th (Mon), take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally learn about winemaking at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente. On your second day here, do a tasting at Domaine du Pegau, indulge your senses at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon itinerary builder site.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour ©
Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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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. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Cavaliere. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Sylvabelle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Le Lavandou (Eglise Saint-Louis, Plage d'Aiguebelle, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Nartelle, stroll through Plage du Debarquement, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Tropez.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Saint-Tropez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get some cultural insight at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at Azur Wine Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, browse the fresh offerings at Marche de la Liberation, and steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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