20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Reims
— 1 night
3
Epernay
— 1 night
4
Strasbourg
— 3 nights
5
Dijon
— 2 nights
6
Lyon
— 1 night
7
Nice
— 1 night
8
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
9
Paris
— 2 nights
10
La Chapelle-Monthodon
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Conciergerie, Disneyland Paris, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Sainte-Chapelle. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Reims

Reims
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Maison Ruinart and La Maison Mumm. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, indulge your taste buds at Maison Ruinart, thendo a tasting at La Maison Mumm, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Remi.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reims tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Epernay.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Champagne Cuillier
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Champagnes Pommery
Champagnes Pommery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Champagne Cuillier ©
Champagne Cuillier

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Epernay

Epernay ©
Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moet et Chandon, Avenue de Champagne and Mercier. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Mercier, thendo a tasting at Moet et Chandon, and then get to know the fascinating history of Avenue de Champagne.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Epernay travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Reims to Epernay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries Historic Sites
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Moet et Chandon ©
Moet et Chandon
Avenue de Champagne
Avenue de Champagne
Mercier ©
Mercier

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Happy Strasbourg as well as Batorama. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Cristal Lehrer Bruno (in Garrebourg) and Little Venice (in Colmar). There's still lots to do: visit La Petite France and see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg travel route tool.

You can take a train from Epernay to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Dijon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cristal Lehrer Bruno, Little Venice
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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Dijon

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon and Maison Milliere. Explore Dijon's surroundings by going to Boursot Pere & Fils (in Chambolle-Musigny) and Chateau du Clos de Vougeot (in Vougeot). There's lots more to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, make a trip to Place de la Liberation, and contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dijon online trip maker.

Getting from Strasbourg to Dijon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Boursot Pere & Fils, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
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Chateau du Clos de Vougeot ©
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
Boursot Pere & Fils ©
Boursot Pere & Fils
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon

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night
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.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lyon trip planning tool.

Getting from Dijon to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Shopping
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse ©
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in December; daily highs in Nice reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence planner.

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites
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Le Tour de l'Horloge ©
Le Tour de l'Horloge

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Paris

Paris ©
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Paris Charms & Secrets Tours and Ile Saint-Louis. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. See even more of Paris: explore the activities along Seine River.

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

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in December: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to La Chapelle-Monthodon.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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La Chapelle-Monthodon

La Chapelle-Monthodon ©
La Chapelle-Monthodon is a former commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. You've now added Champagne Sourdet-Diot to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): do a tasting at Champagne Dom Caudron, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois, thenmake a trip to Halle aux Bles, thendo a tasting at Champagne Sourdet-Diot, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Dormans 14-18.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Chapelle-Monthodon trip maker site.

Getting from Paris to La Chapelle-Monthodon by car takes about 2 hours. January in La Chapelle-Monthodon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Chapelle-Monthodon

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Fere-en-Tardenois, Champagne Dom Caudron, La Hotte du Diable, Memorial de Dormans 14-18
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Champagne Dom Caudron ©
Champagne Dom Caudron
La Hotte du Diable ©
La Hotte du Diable
Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois ©
Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois