20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 2 nights
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
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Meribel
— 3 nights
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Andon
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Paris

— 4 nights

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Vienna, Austria to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

— 2 nights
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. On the 6th (Sat), kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pointe aux Oies and then stroll around Parc nature Baie de Canche.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Chamonix

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche, and finally get all the equipment you need at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, then get great views at Aiguille des Grands Montets, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mile Snowsports.

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Traveling by car from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Chamonix takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Meribel.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Meribel

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Ski Cool and Reflex Ski School. Get out of town with these interesting Meribel side-trips: Macot-la-Plagne (Oxygene Ski School La Plagne & snow panthers motoneige) and Val Thorens (Evolution 2 Val Thorens & Prosneige).

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Drive from Chamonix to Meribel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Meribel, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Meribel

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Andon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

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Getting from Meribel to Andon by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Meribel in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Andon, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll get in some beach time at Grande Plage du Lavandou and La Ponche Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Massif du Tanneron and Plage de la Nartelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud), Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Plage d'Aiguebelle (in Le Lavandou). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Chateau.

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Traveling by car from Andon to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Nice

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Promenade du Soleil. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin & Les Jardins Bioves). There's lots more to do: stroll through Plage de la Mariniere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

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You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.