50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 8 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 11 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 6 nights
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Paris

— 8 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation maker.

Lagos, Nigeria to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lagos in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 4 nights
Bring the kids along to Chateau de Castelnaud and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get out of town with these interesting Castelnaud-la-Chapelle side-trips: Ecomusee de Cuzals (in Sauliac-sur-Cele), Speleologie en Quercy (in Cras) and Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip app.

Fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 6 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Aiguille du Midi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamonix: Annecy (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Lake Annecy, &more), Randonnee La Montagne du Taillefer (in Duingt) and Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, look for all kinds of wild species at Aiguilles Rouges, head outdoors with Brevent Cable Car, and get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planning site.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chamonix in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nice

— 11 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Colline du Chateau overlook will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Marche Forville, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Etang de Fontmerle (in Mougins) and Antibes (Eglise Notre Dame de la Garoupe, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, head outdoors with Quai Rauba Capeu, delve into the lush surroundings at Pitchoun Forest, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning site.

Getting from Chamonix to Nice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 6 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like TakSea and Calanque de Maubois. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Les Gorges du Verdon, trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, head outdoors with Sublim Sky, and don't miss a visit to Cap du Dramont.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael online journey planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez

— 8 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kids will appreciate attractions like European Diving School and Plage de l'Escalet. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to La Londe Les Maures (Plage du Pellegrin, Plage de L'Argentiere, &more), Le Lavandou (Grande Plage du Lavandou, Plage de Cavaliere, &more) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & Plage de la Faviere). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Cap Taillat, get in on the family fun at Kiddy Parc, take a memorable drive along Cap Camarat, and kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cassis

— 6 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Bring the kids along to Trolib and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. Get out of town with these interesting Cassis side-trips: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Sea Adventure, Var Lamas, &more), Plage De Peno (in Carqueiranne) and Bandol (Ile de Bendor, Sentier Littoral, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, kick back and relax at Plage du Jonquet, and explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne.

Plan my day in Cassis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. August in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.