60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Paris

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

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Exeter, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 6 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marseille

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Trolib & Cape Canaille), Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take a stroll through The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire.

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You can fly from Bayeux to Marseille in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in June, with highs in Marseille at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 7 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Scuba & Snorkeling & La Certosa di La Verne) and Wine Tours Provence & Riviera (in Cogolin). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hyeres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Nice

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso), Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and A.I.R. Vallauris (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hyeres in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 6 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Seillans (La Ferme des Cairns & Domaine Val d'Iris), Domaine des Beaucas (in Sainte-Maxime) and Cap Taillat (in Ramatuelle). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and head outdoors with Cap du Dramont.

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Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Avignon

— 7 nights

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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo) and Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Avignon travel route planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: S Room Agency (in Montauban), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne route planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 6 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque, relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda journey planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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.