60 days in France, Huercal-Overa & Stoke-on-Trent Itinerary

60 days in France, Huercal-Overa & Stoke-on-Trent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

©
Make it your trip
Train
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Bayeux, France
— 7 nights
Drive
3
Saint-Emilion, France
— 7 nights
Drive
4
Carcassonne, France
— 8 nights
Drive
5
Lanslebourg Mont Cenis, France
— 1 night
Drive
6
Nice, France
— 9 nights
Drive
7
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Almería International Airport, Drive to Huercal-Overa
8
Huercal-Overa, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Almería International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Stoke-on-Trent
9
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
Train

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Paris, France

— 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online day trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Bayeux, France

— 7 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: La Compagnie des Terroirs (in Caen), Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, soak away your stress at O Voyage des Sens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux vacation planning site.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, France

— 7 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Angludet (in Cantenac), Spa Voyage des Sens (in Margaux) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, indulge your senses at Chateau Bernateau, and savor the flavors at Chateau le Noble.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Emilion trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Emilion in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in April: high temperatures in Saint-Emilion hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 8 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to S Room Agency (in Montauban), Theatre du Capitole (in Toulouse) and Montpellier (Cathedrale St-Pierre & Turkish Baths). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Allegria, indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne visit planner.

You can drive from Saint-Emilion to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lanslebourg Mont Cenis.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Lanslebourg Mont Cenis, France

— 1 night
On the 30th (Fri), test your team's savvy at Escape Games United - Val Cenis and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Massages de Laurent - Bien Etre et Soins.

Plan my Lanslebourg Mont Cenis trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Carcassonne to Lanslebourg Mont Cenis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Carcassonne in April: highs in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis

Fun & Games · Spas

Nice, France

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Golf d'Opio Valbonne (in Opio), Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Cannes (La Croisette, Casino Barriere Les Princes, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stop by Place Rossetti, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker site.

You can drive from Lanslebourg Mont Cenis to Nice in 5 hours. Traveling from Lanslebourg Mont Cenis in April, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Tastes of Provence - Tours (in Aix-en-Provence) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, glide through the air with Marseille Parapente, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Villa des Flo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marseille journey maker site.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Huercal-Overa.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huercal-Overa, Spain

— 2 nights
Huércal-Overa is a village and a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain, located near the border with the province of Murcia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Iglesia Parroquial, then play a few rounds at Aguilon Golf, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Fortaleza Arabe. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Azul de la Semana Santa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Huercal-Overa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marseille to Huercal-Overa. Traveling from Marseille in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Huercal-Overa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stoke-on-Trent.

Things to do in Huercal-Overa

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

— 13 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Stafford), Marston's Brewery Tour (in Burton upon Trent) and Banks's Park Brewery (in Wolverhampton). On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Peak Walking Adventures.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stoke-on-Trent trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Huercal-Overa to Stoke-on-Trent. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huercal-Overa to Stoke-on-Trent. Traveling from Huercal-Overa in May, things will get slightly colder in Stoke-on-Trent: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.