20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Strasbourg
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Paris
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Amboise
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Marseille
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Cannes
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in some culture at Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik), then visit La Petite France, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at La montagne des singes and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Sainte Odile.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Strasbourg is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Strasbourg. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mont Sainte Odile, La montagne des singes
Highlights from your plan
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Rouen reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bayeux day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Memorial de Caen
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amboise tour website.

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

2
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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by The Panier, steep yourself in history at Chateau d'If, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Amboise to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amboise in July, with highs in Marseille at 88°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Change things up with a short trip to Hotel De Ville Avignon in Avignon (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence day trip website.

Aix-en-Provence is very close to Marseille. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Montagne Sainte Victoire, Hotel De Ville Avignon
Highlights from your plan
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 15th (Wed), head off the coast to Ile Sainte-Marguerite and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

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Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Cannes sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antibes
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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