20 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

20 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Giverny, France
Drive
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Paris, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

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Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Gare de Strasbourg, stop by La Petite France, then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

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You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Avignon, France

— 2 nights

City of Popes

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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Strasbourg to Avignon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Strasbourg in December: highs in Avignon hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Lyon, France

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get in on the family fun at AviaSim Lyon, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon road trip website.

Take a train from Avignon to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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Amboise, France

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then do a tasting at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, and finally indulge your senses at Caves du Pere Auguste. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Amboise online trip maker.

You can take a train from Lyon to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December in Amboise, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Giverny.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Giverny, France

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
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Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games
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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. See some other sides of Paris: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris route maker website.

You can drive from Giverny to Paris in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Ciutadella Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.