20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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.
Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux), Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery (in Banneville-la-Campagne) and Hermanville War Cemetery (in Hermanville-sur-mer). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur, and appreciate the history behind Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Palais du Roure. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Site Archeologique de Glanum & Les Antiques). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Agricol, admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in March: highs in Avignon hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can 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.
Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle), Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, La Madone d'Utelle, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, La Croisette
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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