60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

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Honfleur
— 11 nights
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Bayeux
— 12 nights
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Dinan
— 4 nights
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Amboise
— 7 nights
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Bordeaux
— 12 nights
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Paris
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Honfleur

— 11 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Musee de la Corderie Vallois (in Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville), Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Etretat (L'Aiguille Creuse, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, put a fun spin on your tour with Labyrinthe de Honfleur, look for gifts at Gribouille, and don't miss a visit to Galerie Jean Fontan.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honfleur road trip planning tool.

Paris to Honfleur is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Honfleur are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 12 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Samson (in Ouistreham), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, and explore the galleries of Pegasus Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux route planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dinan.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Dinan

— 4 nights
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. Change things up with a short trip to Cote de Granit Rose in Lannion (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, see the interesting displays at Rail Museum, and look for gifts at Julieva en Bretagne - Decodinan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dinan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Dinan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Dinan are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Dinan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Amboise

— 7 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, do a tasting at Caves Duhard, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amboise online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dinan to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Amboise, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur (in Saint-Avit-Senieur), Bergerac City (Eglise Notre-Dame & St. Jacques Church) and Moulin de la Rouzique (in Couze-et-Saint-Front). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux holiday planner.

You can take a train from Amboise to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Paris

— 13 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bordeaux in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.