20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights

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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.
Step out of Nice to go to Agay and see Massif de l'Esterel, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Nice is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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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. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Sentier sous marin (in Hyeres) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, ride a horse along La Mene, take a memorable tour with Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Domaine de La Pierre Plantee.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in May: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux visit planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in May, things will get a bit cooler in Bayeux: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday 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. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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