60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Avignon
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
3
Marseille
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Grimaud
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nice
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Rouen
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Paris
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Carcassonne is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Carcassonne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine) and Golf club de Servanes (in Mouries). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, relax in the rural setting at La Petite Ferme, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon journey planner .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Mediatheque Jean Tortel, Les Fermiers En Herbe
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Bandol (Scuba & Snorkeling & Foret de Roustagnon) and Hyeres (Sentier sous marin, Eglise Saint Louis, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille road trip planning app .

Take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grimaud.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Hyeres, La Ciotat, Bandol
Highlights from your plan
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

6
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier, Heraclee Beach, & more), Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet) and Port du Niel (in Giens).

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the 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. June in Grimaud sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas

6
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Saint-Tropez (Plage des Canebiers, Sentier du Littoral, & more), Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron).

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner .

You can drive from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Frejus, Les Gorges du Verdon, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Etangs de Villepey
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Fort Carre, Villa Eilenroc, & more) and Cannes (Square Mistral, Vieux Port, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice planner .

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

4
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), Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville) and Parc des Forges de Varenne (in Champsecret). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in July; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granville, Pointe D'Agon, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Hermanville War Cemetery (in Hermanville-sur-mer), Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bayeux using our trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Parc du Chateau de Flers
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

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Honfleur (Galerie Jean Fontan, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, & more), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Fecamp (Palais Benedictine & Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, stroll around Le Bois de Moutiers, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rouen fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Honfleur, Etretat, Fecamp, Hippodrome de Clairefontaine, Fondation Claude Monet
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

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker tool .

Getting from Rouen to Paris by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rouen in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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