55 days in France Itinerary

55 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 7 nights
3
Paris
— 6 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
5
Briancon
— 5 nights
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
7
Hyeres
— 6 nights
8
Frejus
— 6 nights
9
Menton
— 6 nights

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul), Abbaye de Montivilliers (in Montivilliers) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Harcourt.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip planning tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in July; daily highs in Rouen reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Plage Du Tilleul, Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada, Chateau Du Taillis, Chateau d'Harcourt
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

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Visiting Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville will get you outdoors. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial) and Place Saint-Sauveur (in Caen). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, make a trip to Parc des Forges de Varenne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Caen, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Parc des Forges de Varenne
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee du Chai de Lardimalie and Papeterie de Vaux. Visit Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Grotte Préhistorique du Sorcier (in Saint-Cirq) and Habitations Troglodytiques (in Belves). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Maquis de Durestal, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne, and see the interesting displays at Moulin de la Rouzique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder website.

Getting from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Briancon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Campagne, Le Regourdou, Maquis de Durestal
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

5
nights
Briancon

Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Muséoscope Lake and Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Serre Chevalier Sensation and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade de la Pisse (in Reallon), L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges) and ESI Puy St Vincent (in Puy-Saint-Vincent). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Montagne & Canyon, get outside with Monte Chaberton, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the awesome beauty at Col d'Izoard.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Briancon online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Briancon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Briancon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Chaffrey, Eygliers, Cascade de la Pisse, Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel, L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cascade de la Pisse ©
Cascade de la Pisse
Col d'Izoard ©
Col d'Izoard

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Granet and MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Saint-Paul de Vence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Lourmarin (Chateau de Lourmarin & Albert Camus Grave), Foret de Cedres (in Bonnieux) and Caves du Palais Saint Firmin (in Gordes). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, stroll through Plage de la Grande Mer, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Briancon to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, Lourmarin, Avignon, St-Paul-de-Vence
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

6
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. You'll get in some beach time at Plage La Capte and Plage des Salins. Escape the urban bustle at Plage du Pradeau and Plage de Jean Blanc. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud), La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Sylvabelle) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair, Grande Plage du Lavandou, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Presqu'ile de Giens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Argentiere.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Frejus.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, La Croix-Valmer, Port Grimaud Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Pradeau ©
Plage du Pradeau
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Frejus

Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. We've included these beaches for you: Frejus Beach and Abel Baliff Beach. Visiting Plage du Chateau and Calanque de Maubois will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Frejus: Cascade de L'Aille (in Vidauban), Eglise St Michel (in Grimaud) and Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas, Le Paddock Plage Privee Sainte Maxime, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, kick back and relax at Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, stroll through Plage du Centre Ville, and head outdoors with Jets'Cool.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Frejus trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Frejus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Frejus can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Menton.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael, Sainte-Maxime, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Theoule sur Mer, Plage de la Galiote
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine ©
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

6
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Eden Plage Mala. You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee de Prehistoire Regionale. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Villa Kerylos & Eglise du Sacre Coeur), Monastere de Saorge (in Saorge) and Aet Nature (in Breil-sur-Roya). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Madone d'Utelle, examine the collection at Musee Lou Ferouil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Peace Abbey, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Menton trip maker app.

Drive from Frejus to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Breil-sur-Roya, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cap d'Ail, Utelle
Highlights from your plan
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran

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