22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Train to Lyon, Fly to Metz/Nancy
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Nancy
— Few hours
Train
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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

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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.
Attractions like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette), Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, and get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder.

Louisville, USA to Nice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in May, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then kick back and relax at Plage du Corton, and then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence attractions planner.

Drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, then explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then take in the views from Pont du Gard.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nancy

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nancy road trip planning app.

Getting from Avignon to Nancy by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Avignon in June, with highs in Nancy at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip site.

Take a train from Nancy to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, stop by Fantastic Attic, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Bayeux hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Attractions like Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Villandry and Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise travel route builder.

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.