20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h
1
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rouen
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 2 nights
7
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Grimaud (Chateau de Grimaud & Plage de Guerrevieille) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip builder app .

Newark, USA to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Grimaud, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Site de Malpasset
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La plage ©
La plage
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

3
nights
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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Villeneuve-Loubet--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, make a trip to Place Massena, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Marineland
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Genets, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Falaises d'Etretat, & more), Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise) and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Etretat, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, American Cemetery & Memorial, Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then have some family-friendly fun at La Maison de la Figurine, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux. On your second day here, make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rouen online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Vernon, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and then explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. See some other sides of Paris: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip app .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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