20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Aberdeen, UK to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in September, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Calanques (in Cassis), Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee Granet, experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, and kick back and relax at Plage du Cavaou.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence sightseeing site .

You can fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Plage du Cavaou, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Laser game Evolution
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier, stroll through La plage, and look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Confiserie Azureenne, Plage des Oursinieres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Daskalides Chocolatier
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael online route maker .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage du Chateau, Plage de Guerrevieille, Frejus Beach, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

5
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.
You've now added Riviera Bar Crawl & Tours to your itinerary. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and stroll through Eze Sur Mer Strand.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice vacation tool .

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eze Sur Mer Strand, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Riviera Bar Crawl & Tours ©
Riviera Bar Crawl & Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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