60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 13 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Paris
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Rouen

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat), Collegiale Saint-Martin de Picquigny (in Picquigny) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Vieux Bassin, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of St-Leu, and make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rouen road trip app.

San Diego, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Rouen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for little chillier nights in Rouen, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 3 nights
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Change things up with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, steep yourself in history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and get engrossed in the history at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer travel route planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, then stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 13 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, &more), Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and Antibes (Musee de L'ecole, Wine Shop Flacons Divins, &more). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: visit Vieille Ville, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and get great views at Mt Boron.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, with highs in Nice at 76°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Marseille

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Atlantide (in Bandol) and Aix-en-Provence (Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille online tour planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Avignon

— 7 nights

City of Popes

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: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 7 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Promenade du Front de Mer (in Argeles-sur-Mer), Fort Saint-Elme (in Collioure) and Domaine Boudau (in Rivesaltes). Fill the 28th (Wed) with science at Cite de l'espace. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, make a trip to Le Capitole, and contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 7 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Rocamadour (La Foret des Singes & Cite Religieuse), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, examine the collection at Lascaux Caves 4, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris

— 9 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in Paris hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

France travel guide

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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.