60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 8 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Chenonceaux
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 9 nights
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Nice
— 10 nights
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Paris

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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, La laiterie de propreté, &more), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

Santiago, Chile to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to Paris, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll get in some beach time at Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame are in your itinerary. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail), Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll through Deauville Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chenonceaux

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Chateau de Cheverny and Chateau de Loches will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chenonceau and Troglo Degusto. Step out of Chenonceaux with an excursion to ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan--about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Domaine du Vieil Orme and step into the grandiose world of chateau Montpoupon.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chenonceaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Chenonceaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Chenonceaux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Carcassonne

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 in touch with nature at Terre Liquide and Mount Perdu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Toulouse (Le Riad du Bien etre, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne attractions app.

Traveling by car from Chenonceaux to Carcassonne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pont d'Avignon and Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine. Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)), La Maison Carree (in Nimes) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau). Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, and see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avignon visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Avignon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Marseille

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trolib and Calanques. You'll explore and learn at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Fondation Vasarely. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and examine the collection at Musee Granet.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip planning site.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint Louis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Dune La Londe and Le Cap Lardier. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Ramatuelle (Paroisse de Ramatuelle, Plage de l'Escalet, &more), Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres) and Plage des Marines (in Cogolin). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, stroll through Plage de Guerrevieille, trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, and explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hyeres route planner.

Drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nice

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. We've included these beaches for you: Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins), Galerie Gabel (in Biot) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, visit Le Suquet, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.