20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Versailles
— 3 nights
3
Nice
— 3 nights
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
5
Cannes
— 2 nights
6
Lyon
— 5 nights

3
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.
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 °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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Versailles

Versailles ©
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 Orléans Cathedral 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 Place du Martroi (in Orleans). 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Orleans, Chateau de Maintenon
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral

3
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint-Paul de Vence and Promenade Le Corbusier. Get some cultural insight at Cemetery of the Old Chateau and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Basilica St. Michel (in Menton) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice, stop by Vieille Ville, and steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker app.

You can fly from Versailles to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in March, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Menton, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Promenade Le Corbusier, Villa Kerylos, Tourrettes-sur-Loup
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Calanques, Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Calanques ©
Calanques

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
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, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, thenexplore 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 °C in March, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes

5
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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 Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Bourg-en-Bresse (Monastere Royal de Brou & Chapelle des Jesuites), Dolce Via (Saint-Martin-de-Valamas – Saint Agreve) (in Saint-Agreve) and Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, and see the interesting displays at Musee Pierre Vigne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip maker website.

Fly from Cannes to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bourg-en-Bresse, Musee Pierre Vigne, Dolce Via (Saint-Martin-de-Valamas – Saint Agreve), Cite medievale de Perouges, Chateau Musee de Desaignes
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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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