20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Paris
— 8 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights

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Paris — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, &more). Have a day of magic on the 21st (Sun) at Disneyland Paris. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the history at Omaha Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer journey maker app.

Drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colleville-sur-Mer: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, learn something new at Avel Char A Voile, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

On the 26th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Saint-Raphael is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with TakSea, enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois, and get in on the family fun at Aqualand Frejus.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael holiday planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C.
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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.
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