50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 8 nights
Fly
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
Fly to Lyon, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 11 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & La Galerie des Batailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, visit Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation maker.

Lagos, Nigeria to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lagos in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 4 nights
Bring the kids along to Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes. Get out of town with these interesting Castelnaud-la-Chapelle side-trips: Ecomusee de Cuzals (in Sauliac-sur-Cele), Speleologie en Quercy (in Cras) and Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip app.

Fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aiguille du Midi and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamonix: Randonnee La Montagne du Taillefer (in Duingt), Annecy (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Lake Annecy, &more) and Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards, and make a trip to Glacier des Bossons.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chamonix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nice

— 11 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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Vieille Ville will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Marche Forville, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Etang de Fontmerle (in Mougins) and Antibes (Eglise Notre Dame de la Garoupe, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive, and head outdoors with Baou de la Gaude.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 6 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like TakSea and Waterworld lake of gaudrade. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf), Theoule sur Mer (Plage le Magellan & La Pointe de l'Aiguille) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Les Gorges du Verdon, kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau, stroll through Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and get outside with Cap du Dramont.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Raphael, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez

— 8 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage de L'Argentiere and Sentier sous marin. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & Plage de la Faviere), La Londe Les Maures (Plage du Pellegrin & Daskalides Chocolatier) and Le Lavandou (Grande Plage du Lavandou, Plage de Cavaliere, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the waterfront at Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Nartelle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez online trip maker.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cassis

— 6 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. Bring the kids along to Trolib and Sea Adventure. Get out of town with these interesting Cassis side-trips: Le Pradet (Sentier Jean Francois Jube & Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne), Plage De Peno (in Carqueiranne) and Bandol (Ile de Bendor, Sentier Littoral, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, kick back and relax at Plage de la Grande Mer, and walk around Park and Gardens of the Mediterranean.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cassis trip maker tool.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cassis in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. August in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.