60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Rouen
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
bus + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h
5
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Avignon
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
7
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Grimaud
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Nice
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Calgary

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, see the interesting displays at Musee du Peigne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cimetiere Marin.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen online holiday planner .

Calgary, Canada to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rouen when traveling from Calgary in May, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Varengeville-sur-Mer, Etretat, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Vieux Bassin, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) (in Ranville), Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail) and Grottes de Jobourg (in Jobourg). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and catch the contagious excitement of Hippodrome de Clairefontaine.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip planning app .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Grottes de Jobourg, Le Havre de Portbail, Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert
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. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Granville (Les iles Chausey & Pointe du Roc), Coutances (Cathedrale de Coutances & Jardin des plantes) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Hambye.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel tour planning tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coutances, Granville, Porte Horloge de Vire, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Abbaye de Hambye
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of Carcassonne with an excursion to Grotte de Niaux in Niaux--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, learn about winemaking at Chateau Du Donjon, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Carcassonne in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount Perdu, La cité médiévale, Grotte de Niaux
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Les Fermiers En Herbe (in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue), Roussillon (Tapiezo & Le Sentier des Ocres) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Avignon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gordes, Les Fermiers En Herbe, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, La Petite Ferme, Mediatheque Jean Tortel
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

5
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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Fondation Vasarely, & more), Bandol (Scuba & Snorkeling, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, & more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marseille online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Bandol, La Ciotat, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Calanques
Highlights from your plan

6
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier, Heraclee Beach, & more), Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Sentier sous marin, & more) and Port du Niel (in Giens).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grimaud day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Grimaud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

6
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Chocolats et Gourmandises (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Seillans (La Ferme des Cairns & Domaine Val d'Iris).

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Seillans, Massif du Tanneron, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chocolats et Gourmandises
Highlights from your plan
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

7
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 Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands, Marche Forville, & more), Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, expect nights in Nice to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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