20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
3
Avignon
— 1 night
4
Lyon
— 1 night
5
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
6
Toulouse
— 1 night
7
Marseille
— 2 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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Vieille Ville, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip itinerary builder.

Marseille to Nice is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Port Grimaud (in Grimaud), Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines) and Zoo De La Barben (in La Barben). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Aix-en-Provence, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Grimaud, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Lac De Sainte Croix, Zoo De La Barben
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, thentake a stroll through Place Des Carmes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Avignon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, test your problem-solving skills at DreamAway Lyon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lyon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

4
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lyon to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Rochelle, La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

1
night
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 9th (Thu), get curious at Cite de l'espace.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then wander the streets of The Panier. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port and then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille travel planner.

Fly from Toulouse to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques

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