60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Le Lavandou
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 8 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Bayeux
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Rouen
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Paris
— 11 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

8
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Place des Arcades (in Valbonne), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane) and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie (in Vallauris). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Nice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Place des Arcades, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud), Plage La Capte (in Hyeres) and Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, kick back and relax at Plage des Marines, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agay Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, Saint-Raphael is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Guerrevieille, Plage de l'Escalet, Plage La Capte, Plage du Chateau, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

5
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Gigaro, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Faviere, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair.

Plan a Le Lavandou trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Le Lavandou can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Londe Les Maures, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Chateau de Grimaud, Domaine du Rayol
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

8
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Avignon (Palais des Papes & Wine Tours & Tastings), Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Les Baux de Provence (Moulin CastelaS & Carrieres des Lumieres). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Oursinieres, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Marseille, Avignon, Les Baux de Provence
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Granville (Plage du Plat Gousset & Les iles Chausey), La Grande Cascade (in Le Neufbourg) and Genets (Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel & Beach of Genets). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, get great views at Pointe D'Agon, stroll around Parc Regional Basse Normandie, and experience rural life at La Michaudiere.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in September, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Granville, Genets, Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Parc Regional Basse Normandie, Pointe D'Agon
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

8
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial), Ville de Lisieux (Les Buissonnets, Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, &more) and Saint-Germain-des-Vaux (Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert & Port Racine). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and play a few rounds at Golf Paysan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ville de Lisieux, Caen, Flamanville, Ranville, Saint-Germain-des-Vaux
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

7
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Fecamp (Palais Benedictine & Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)), Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers) and Hippodrome Deauville La Touques (in Deauville City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rouen trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amiens, Honfleur, Fecamp, Giverny, Etretat
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

11
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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