20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Versailles
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Lyon
— 5 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Visit Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Alexandria to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in March, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Versailles

Versailles ©

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Chateau de Maintenon and Rue du Gros-Horloge will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Historial Jeanne d’Arc and Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Explore Versailles' surroundings by going to Orleans (Place du Martroi & Orléans Cathedral) and Rouen (Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, take a stroll through Quartier Saint-Louis, and make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles day trip app.

Take a train from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral

3
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Nice

Nice ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint-Paul de Vence and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get some cultural insight at Promenade Le Corbusier and Villa Kerylos. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Basilica St. Michel in Menton, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice journey app.

Traveling by flight from Versailles to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Versailles in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Get in touch with nature at Parc National des Calanques and Calanques. Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), Eglise St-Trophime, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame du Rosaire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Calanques ©
Calanques
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Cannes

Cannes ©

Festival City

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 14th (Sun), wander the streets of Le Suquet, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, then explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes, take a stroll through La Croisette, and then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes itinerary maker website.

Getting from Marseille to Cannes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

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Lyon

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Miniature et Cinema and Spas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fresque des Lyonnais and Musee Pierre Vigne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Chateau Musee de Desaignes (in Desaignes), Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges) and Bourg-en-Bresse (Monastere Royal de Brou & Chapelle des Jesuites). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and take a stroll through The Presqu'ile.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lyon online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Lyon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Monastere Royal de Brou
Monastere Royal de Brou

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