60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

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

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris journey planner.

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Portland to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Musee des Pecheries (in Fecamp) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, make a trip to La maison sublime, get outside with Le Circuit de Decouverte, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen vacation planning website.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Honfleur, Etretat, Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert, Ferme Nature Chez Poly, Musee des Pecheries
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

6
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: Golf de Vire la Dathee (in Saint Manvieu Bocage), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Porte Horloge de Vire (in Vire-Normandie). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, stroll around Parc du Chateau de Flers, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, National Guard Monument Memorial, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Saint-Charles-de-Percy War Cemetery, Studio Ca me Chante !
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, and don't miss a visit to Notre Dame du Cros.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, expect nights in Carcassonne to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mount Perdu
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Canet ©
Chateau Canet

7
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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Golf club de Servanes (in Mouries), Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Cathedrale Des Images) and Musee du Patrimoine d'Eyragues (in Eyragues). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, stop by Les Falaises d'Escalade, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Cassis (Calanque de Port-Miou & Port de Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Musee des Chantiers Naval, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marseille road trip app.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Moulin Le Pain Blanc
Highlights from your plan

8
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Cimetiere militaire franco-italien (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), Villa Theo (in Le Lavandou) and Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Sentier sous marin, walk around Parc Sainte-Claire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Certosa di La Verne, and explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres route planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, Le Lavandou, Toulon, La Valette-du-Var
Highlights from your plan
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Var Lamas ©
Var Lamas

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf) and Seillans (La Ferme des Cairns & Domaine Val d'Iris).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Frejus, Seillans, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Massif du Tanneron
Highlights from your plan
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Ferme des Cairns ©
La Ferme des Cairns

8
nights
Nice

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 (Villa Eilenroc & Gobabygym) and Cannes (Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie & Villa Rothschild - Mediatheque Noailles). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are a bit warmer (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Antibes, Eze, Cannes, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Eglise
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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