60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Paris
— 8 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Chenonceaux
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 9 nights
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Nice
— 10 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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & La laiterie de propreté) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris attractions planning website.

Santiago, Chile to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 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 get in some beach time at Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail) and Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll through Deauville Beach, kick back and relax at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, and take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chenonceaux

— 4 nights
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Chateau de Cheverny and chateau Montpoupon will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chenonceau and Troglo Degusto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chenonceaux: Chateau de Loches (in Loches) and ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Domaine du Vieil Orme.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chenonceaux travel route planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Chenonceaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 7 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 in touch with nature at Terre Liquide and Mount Perdu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi), Toulouse (Le Riad du Bien etre, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more) and Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne attractions app.

Traveling by car from Chenonceaux to Carcassonne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Bertrand Bosc. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pont d'Avignon and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Venture out of the city with trips to La Maison Carree (in Nimes), Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau). Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, delve into the distant past at Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, and see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Marseille

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trolib and Route des Cretes. You'll explore and learn at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Fondation Vasarely, &more), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 9 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. Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Dune La Londe and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres), Ramatuelle (Paroisse de Ramatuelle, Plage de l'Escalet, &more) and Plage des Marines (in Cogolin). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, stroll through Plage de Guerrevieille, trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hyeres route planner.

Drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 10 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. We've included these beaches for you: Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Galerie Gabel (in Biot), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Cannes (La Croisette, Le Suquet, &more). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.