20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Paris route builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

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

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at American Cemetery & Memorial and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) and Memorial de Caen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Hermanville War Cemetery (in Hermanville-sur-mer) and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, Hermanville War Cemetery, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Get a sense of the local culture at Carrieres des Lumieres and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Les Antiques (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Atelier et Musee du Santon (in Collobrieres). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, examine the collection at Musee Angladon, browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Agricol.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Avignon vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

6
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & La Collegiale Saint Paul), Verrerie Pierini (in Biot) and La Croisette (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at La Madone d'Utelle, admire the masterpieces at Massena Museum, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and step into the grandiose world of Palais Lascaris.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, La Croisette, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, La Madone d'Utelle
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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