60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner

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

— 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Cimetiere du Grand Jas, La Croisette, &more), Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso) and Square Frank Jay Gould (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice route maker app.

Adelaide, Australia to Nice is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 8.5 hours. When traveling from Adelaide in March, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Nice: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Spa O de Soleil (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take a stroll through The Panier, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille route planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Toulouse (Jardin Japonais, Le Riad du Bien etre, &more), Cathedrale St-Pierre (in Montpellier) and Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette (in Sete). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online vacation planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Val Thorens: Snowtubing Tignes (in Tignes), Meribel (Elements Park & Mission Black Forest) and Val d'Isere (British Alpine Ski School & Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ski Cool, tour the pleasant surroundings at St Martin de Belleville, and pick up some new knowledge with Prosneige.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Val Thorens online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Carcassonne to Val Thorens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Val Thorens, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Classes

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.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint Gervais Saint Protais (in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains), Les Raquettes de l'Estancot (in Valloire) and La Vieille Ville (in Annecy). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Aiguille du Midi, fly down the slopes at Skiprosmegeve, take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, and stroll the grounds of Site de Morette.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix day trip website.

Drive from Val Thorens to Chamonix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Dijon (Owl's Trail, Musee Magnin, &more), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, Archaeological Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lyon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque), La Compagnie des Terroirs (in Caen) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, get outside with Nez de Jobourg, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux travel planner.

Getting from Lyon to Bayeux by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in April, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then get interesting insight from Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, and finally head outdoors with Avel Char.

Plan my day in Mont-Saint-Michel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

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: Samaris (in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Honfleur (Pont de Normandie, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and stop by Loho Le Local Shop.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

France travel guide

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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.