50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 6 nights
2
Caen
— 6 nights
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
4
Nice
— 6 nights
5
Hyeres
— 4 nights
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
7
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
8
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
9
Paris
— 6 nights

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Claude Monet and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Dieppe) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, test your problem-solving skills at Cahem, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen online itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Rouen is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Rouen reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Manoir de l'Aumonerie, dit Ferme des Templiers, Parc du Marquenterre, Le Bois des Aigles, Falaises d'Etretat
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

6
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Normandy American Cemetery and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen. Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer (in Longues-sur-Mer), Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville (in Bazenville) and Musee du debarquement (in Arromanches-les-Bains). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pegasus Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Caen trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Caen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Falaise, Ranville, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll explore and learn at Musee du poire and Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime. Mont Saint-Michel and Maison de l'Artichaut are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de la ceramique (in Ger), Granville (Pointe du Roc & Musee Christian Dior) and Le Parc-Musee du Granit (in Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, examine the collection at Ecomusee du Moulin de la See, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and make a trip to Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Musee de la ceramique, Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime, Eglise Saint-Quentin, German War Cemetery Marigny
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
German War Cemetery Marigny ©
German War Cemetery Marigny

6
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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 Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret), Plage de la Baumette (in Agay) and Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Veran, and explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip app.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Utelle, St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

4
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Musee Du Patrimoine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Chartreuse de la Verne. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Chapelle Notre Dame de Miremer (in La Garde-Freinet), Saint-Tropez (Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez & Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime) and Sainte-Maxime (Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere, Pointe des Sardinaux, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Consolation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane, kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Hyeres. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Le Pradet, Le Lavandou
Highlights from your plan
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Visit Palais des Papes and Chateau d'If for their historical value. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Chateau de Sauvan (in Mane), Chateau de La Verdiere (in La Verdiere) and Artemisia Museum (in Forcalquier). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee Granet, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and visit Cours Mirabeau.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Avignon, Marseille, Les Baux de Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

5
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 some cultural insight at Cité de Carcassonne and Musee La Seduction Francaise. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Chateau Comtal are in your itinerary. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Musee Departemental du Textile (in Labastide-Rouairoux), Musee du Saut du Tarn (in Saint-Juery) and Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis (in Castelnau-de-Levis). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip maker tool.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Musee Departemental du Textile, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Musee La Seduction Francaise, Musee du Saut du Tarn, Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

6
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Papeterie de Vaux and Musee Andre Voulgre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne (in Campagne), Eglise de Saint Astier (in Saint-Astier) and Château de Montréal (in Issac). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, learn about winemaking at Chateau Belingard, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Hautefort.

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Drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Brantome en Perigord City, Perigueux, Chateau de Monbazillac, Chateau de Saint-Genies
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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