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 Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, 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 drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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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 Palace of Versailles 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 Rouen (Gros-Horloge, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more) and Orleans (Place du Martroi & Orléans Cathedral). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Quartier Saint-Louis and don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Versailles trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Versailles, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
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Religious Site
Orléans Cathedral
4.6

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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 Cemetery of the Old Chateau. Get some cultural insight at Promenade Le Corbusier and Vieille Ville. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Basilica St. Michel in Menton, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice, and steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Versailles to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 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 · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
4.9

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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 Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Eglise St-Trophime). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame du Rosaire.

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

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Calanques
4.7

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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

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Must see
Le Suquet
4.6
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Castle
Haut de Cagnes
4.7

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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 Fourviere Hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fresque des Lyonnais and Chateau Musee de Desaignes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Bourg-en-Bresse (Monastere Royal de Brou & Chapelle des Jesuites), Musee Pierre Vigne (in Boucieu-le-Roi) and Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, 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

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Architectural Building
Monastere Royal de Brou
4.7

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