60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 8 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 10 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
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Val Thorens
— 4 nights
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Lyon
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Paris

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker site.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris. Traveling from New Delhi in March, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Loho Le Local Shop (in Le Havre), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Porte d’Aval). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pozieres Memorial, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Samaris.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Poney Club de Combourg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and then stroll through Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 6 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 Cite de La Mare (in Cherbourg-Octeville), Caen (La Compagnie des Terroirs & Zen Hydro Fit) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Toulouse (Le Capitole, Jardin du Grand Rond, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in April: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Port de Cassis (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Chateau des Baux de Provence, take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker tool.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nice

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Cannes (Les Murs Peints, La Croisette, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 6 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Ferme de l'Aberieux (in Cordon), Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge (in Les Contamines-Montjoie). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, make a trip to Glacier des Bossons, and get outside with Megeve Raquettes.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Val Thorens

— 4 nights
Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Change things up with these side-trips from Val Thorens: Val d'Isere (British Alpine Ski School & Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere), Macot-la-Plagne (Reflex Ski School, Oxygene Ski School La Plagne, &more) and Snowtubing Tignes (in Tignes). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ski Cool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maison des Guides et de la Montagne Val Thorens, learn something new at Prosneige, and see some colorful creatures with Evolution 2 Val Thorens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Val Thorens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Val Thorens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Val Thorens can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Classes

Side Trips

Lyon

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Musee Magnin (in Dijon), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Grenoble (Eglise Saint-Jean, Musee Dauphinois, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon online day trip planner.

Getting from Val Thorens to Lyon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Lyon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.