60 days in France, Geneva & Porto Itinerary

60 days in France, Geneva & Porto Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 15 nights
Fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Drive to Saint-Emilion
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Saint-Emilion, France
— 14 nights
Drive
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Biarritz, France
— 12 nights
Bus to Bilbao, Fly to Porto
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Porto, Portugal
— 17 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 15 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Eglise Notre-Dame (in Vevey), Bern (Mosesbrunnen, The Cathedral of Bern, &more) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva road trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Geneva is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Geneva is minus 1 hour. In May, Geneva is a bit cooler than Beirut - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, France

— 14 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Emilion: Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac), Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, don't miss a visit to Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and sample the fine beverages at Camus Cognac.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Emilion trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Geneva to Saint-Emilion. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Biarritz, France

— 12 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Bordeaux (Hotel de Ville (City Hall), St. Andre Cathedral, &more), Observatoire Sainte-Cecile (in Arcachon) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, stroll through Plage d'Hendaye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and hike along Sentier du Littoral.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Emilion to Biarritz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 17 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Igreja do Bom Jesus da Cruz (in Barcelos), Campo de Golfe do Aqueduto (in Paredes) and Coimbra (Praca do Comercio, Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, &more). Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 25th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Biarritz to Porto takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Biarritz to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

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.