20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Cannes
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Paris — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect nights in Paris to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 3 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, and take a stroll through La Petite France.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois, Musee de Grenoble, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, find something for the whole family at AviaSim Lyon, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cannes.
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Cannes — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, Vieille Ville, &more) and Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands, don't miss a visit to La Croisette, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cannes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a stroll through The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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