20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Paris
— 1 night
train:  15​min
7
Versailles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Omaha

5
nights
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.
You've now added Parc des Princes to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Marmottan Monet and Chateau de Chantilly. The Army Museum and Musee de la Grande Guerre will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Maincy to see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Omaha, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Paris is 7 hours. Traveling from Omaha in June, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musee de la Grande Guerre, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Chantilly
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes American Cemetery & Memorial as well as Mont Saint-Michel. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Normandie Savoir-Faire. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omaha Beach and Chateau de Gratot. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Chateau Fort de Pirou in Pirou, about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame and brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha.

Plan trip to Bayeux with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Bayeux are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau Fort de Pirou, Musee D-Day Omaha, American Cemetery & Memorial, Omaha Beach, Chateau de Gratot
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You've now added Visite du Groupama Stadium to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and The Presqu'ile. Let the collections at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Eglise de Saint Albain (in Saint-Albain) and La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, admire the local landmark of Place des Jacobins, and get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lyon road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Bayeux to Lyon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in July, with highs in Lyon at 84°F and lows at 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise de Saint Albain, La Roche de Solutre
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La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Villa Kerylos
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Visite du Groupama Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte Blandine, take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, then admire all the interesting features of Visite du Groupama Stadium, then wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, and finally see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

Before you visit Lyon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Nice to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lyon, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon

1
night
Paris

Paris
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online vacation maker .

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lyon in July: highs in Paris hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

3
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Le Grand Trianon. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, steep yourself in history at Académie Équestre de Versailles, then take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Marche Notre-Dame.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Versailles trip itinerary app .

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. In July, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 12th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Collegiale Notre-Dame de Mantes-la-Jolie, Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte
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Le Grand Trianon ©
Le Grand Trianon
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Académie Équestre de Versailles ©
Académie Équestre de Versailles

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