60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France planner

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Macot-la-Plagne
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Lyon, Fly to Caen
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 7 nights
Train
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Bordeaux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 5 nights
Train
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Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 7 nights
Fly

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Chamonix

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Aiguille du Midi and Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chapelle Sainte Anne (Dite des Penitents) and Crystal Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Loisirs Assis Evasion (in Passy), Pegase (in Samoens) and Megeve (Mont d'Arbois Ski Area, Skiprosmegeve, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esf la Clusaz, and hit the slopes at Speed Dragoz.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Chamonix is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Chamonix. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Macot-la-Plagne

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Oxygene Ski School La Plagne and Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School. Explore Macot-la-Plagne's surroundings by going to Val Thorens (Ski Cool & Prosneige), Meribel (Snowdlight Ski School, Mission Black Forest, &more) and Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere (in Val d'Isere).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Macot-la-Plagne visit planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Macot-la-Plagne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Deauville Beach and Plage de Benerville sur Mer. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Cabourg (Thalazur de Cabourg, Promenade Marcel Proust, &more), Ranville (Pegasus Bridge, Cimetières Militaires, &more) and Ouistreham Beach (in Ouistreham). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Macot-la-Plagne to Bayeux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Macot-la-Plagne in March, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cidre Sorre, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip site.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport, then stroll through Les Plages Etretat, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

Make your Etretat itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

— 5 nights
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. We've included these beaches for you: Le Touquet Beach and Beach of Bois de Cise. Get some cultural insight at Steenmeulen and Etaples Military Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: Pointe aux Oies (in Wimereux), Cap Zenitude (in Desvres) and Plage de Zuydcoote (in Zuydcoote). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gravelines, and kick back and relax at La Plage d'Hardelot.

Plan my day in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Westfield Parly 2 (in Le Chesnay). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

You can drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Chatelaillon and Port Vieux Beach. Visiting Réserve Ornithologique du Teich and Hydrosphere Plongee will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Bayonne (Basque Museum (Musee Basque) & Spas), Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort) and Aquarium La Rochelle (in La Rochelle). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau Pindefleurs.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux tour site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cauterets.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cauterets

— 1 night
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Caminando and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pont d'Espagne.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cauterets route planner.

Drive from Bordeaux to Cauterets in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Cauterets

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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Avignon

— 5 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.
Head to Mercurart and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezofor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Safari Souterrain Speleo (in Cendras), Aix-en-Provence (Spas, Musee Granet, &more) and Marseille (Parc National des Calanques & MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, pause for some photo ops at Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, stroll around Maison de la Nature, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Avignon vacation planner.

Drive from Cauterets to Avignon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Avignon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cassis.

Things to do in Avignon

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis

— 4 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. Escape the urban bustle at Trolib and Grande Plage du Lavandou. Relax by the water at Plage d'Aiguebelle and Plage de Renecros. Change things up with these side-trips from Cassis: La Route du Sel (in Hyeres), Le Pradet (Plage des Oursinieres & Sentier Jean Francois Jube) and Giens (Presqu'ile de Giens & Plage du Pradeau). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Villa des Flo, trek along Foret de Roustagnon, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Capelan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cassis vacation builder tool.

Getting from Avignon to Cassis by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Galerie Regard. We've included these beaches for you: Calanque de Maubois and Plage de Guerrevieille. Venture out of the city with trips to Riviera golf de Barbossi (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Le Cap Lardier, &more) and Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Massif du Tanneron). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tanaka Spa, stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, kick back and relax at Plage Robinson, and identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Andon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa des Delices, stroll through Ecole de Trial Happy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère, and finally get outside with Canyon Cote d'Azur.

To find out how to plan a trip to Andon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Andon by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Andon, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice

— 7 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Get outdoors at Lérins Islands and L'aquarium Naturel des Flots Bleus. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Cannes (Le Suquet, Rue d'Antibes, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Andon to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.