20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Arles
— 2 nights
3
Gordes
— 2 nights
4
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
5
Nice
— 3 nights
6
Chamonix
— 3 nights
7
Lyon
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Arles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arles journey maker website.

Getting from Paris to Arles by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Arles to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Les Baux de Provence, Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

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Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, then browse for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin, relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, then take in the exciting artwork at Poterie Point Fusion, then explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gordes trip planner.

Drive from Arles to Gordes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gordes can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, Chateau de Lourmarin, Colorado Provencal, Poterie Point Fusion
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de l'Escalet and Plage de la Faviere. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Pampelonne and Plage des Canebiers. When in Saint-Tropez, make a side trip to see Domaine Sainte Marie in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, approximately Bormes-Les-Mimosas away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gordes to Saint-Tropez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint-Paul de Vence and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Castel Plage. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville and see the interesting displays at Local History Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Lérins Islands, Scuba & Snorkeling, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, River Rafting & Tubing
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
River Rafting & Tubing

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Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Brevent Cable Car. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de la Brune and Plage d'Angon. Step out of Chamonix to go to Doussard and see Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons, and hit the slopes at Aiguille du Midi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip builder site.

Drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Plage de la Brune, Plage d'Angon, Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Plage de la Brune ©
Plage de la Brune

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Miniature et Cinema and Théâtre gallo-romain. Cite medievale de Perouges and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Plan D'Eau de Bordelan (in Villefranche-sur-Saone), Garden Golf de Mionnay (in Mionnay) and La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Chamonix to Lyon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Plan D'Eau de Bordelan, Garden Golf de Mionnay, La Roche de Solutre, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

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