60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Marseille
— 7 nights
Train:  45​min
4
Avignon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6​h
6
Bayeux
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
Bus + Train:  5​h 45​min
8
Rouen
— 7 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Paris
— 9 nights
Fly + Subway:  10​h 15​min
End: Tehran

8
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Musee Picasso), Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue Meynadier, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip planner .

Tehran, Iran to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Nice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tehran in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Local History Museum, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys) and Seillans (La Ferme des Cairns & Domaine Val d'Iris).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael travel route planner .

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in December, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Seillans, Massif du Tanneron, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris

7
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more), La Ciotat (Le Cassetin du Diable, Route des Cretes, & more) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Collegiale Saint Pierre, Room Escape Games, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane, and get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Hyeres
Highlights from your plan
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

6
nights
Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Tapiezo (in Roussillon), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine). The adventure continues: make a trip to Palais des Papes, examine the collection at Atelier et Musee du Santon, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon travel route tool .

You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marseille in December; daily highs in Avignon reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Chateau de Lourmarin, Carrieres des Lumieres, Fontaine de l'Ange
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Toulouse (Room Escape Games & Basilique Saint-Sernin) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toulouse, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Mount Perdu
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Mount Perdu ©
Mount Perdu

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 out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg), Les Halles Medievales (in Dives-sur-Mer) and Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, kick back and relax at Plage de Vauville, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bayeux travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Bayeux are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caen, Ranville, RS Simulation, Les Halles Medievales, Pointe du Hoc
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Lonlay-l'Abbaye (Chateau De La Biere & L'Abbaye Notre-Dame), Musee du poire (in Barenton) and Genets (Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel & Beach of Genets). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, find something for the whole family at Royal Kids, and visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker app .

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lonlay-l'Abbaye, Genets, Pointe du Roc, Le Jardin du Cassel, Royal Kids
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

7
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: La Maison de la Figurine (in Vernon), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, get your game on at ASLB Galaxy Paintball Normandie, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen online trip planner .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen by combination of bus and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Rouen sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Veules-les-Roses, Etretat, Fondation Claude Monet, Plage de Benerville sur Mer
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

9
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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