20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
4
Bayeux
— 3 nights
5
Paris
— 4 nights

3
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.
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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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

Side Trip

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

3
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. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to La Mene (in Grimaud), Domaine de La Pierre Plantee (in Sainte-Maxime) and Sentier sous marin (in Hyeres). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Plage de Guerrevieille.

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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, La Croix-Valmer, Sainte-Maxime, Sentier sous marin
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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: Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, cruise along Route des Cretes, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille 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, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Laser game Evolution, Palais des Papes, Calanques, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
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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 Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) 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 4.5 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 °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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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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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.
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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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