60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Caen
— 7 nights
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Train to Paris St Lazare, Train to Antony, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
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Orcieres
— 5 nights
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Vars
— 7 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
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Hyeres
— 6 nights
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Nice
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Paris

— 7 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary builder.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Caen

— 7 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Falaises d'Etretat and Hapik. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), L'Aiguille Creuse (in Etretat) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get outside with Norman'Air, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Caen online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Caen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Caen

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 7 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kids will enjoy Chateau de Castelnaud and Le Regourdou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Abri du Poisson (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil), Jungle Golf (in Le Bugue) and Aux Etangs du Bos (in Audrix). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bridoire, take an in-depth tour of Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle, have some family-friendly fun at Garden Karting, and partake in some friendly competition at Arcchery Le Bel Oiseau.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Caen to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Caen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere and Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamonix: Desert de Plate (in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval), Macot-la-Plagne (ESF Belle Plagne, Oxygene Ski School La Plagne, &more) and The Development Centre - Tignes (in Tignes). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jonction, fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche, and take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Orcieres

— 5 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ruines du Fort de Reallon and Ecrins Vol Libre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orcieres: Lac de Saint-Apollinaire (in Saint Apollinaire), L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges) and Domaine skiable Pelvoux Vallouise (in Pelvoux).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orcieres trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Chamonix to Orcieres in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vars.

Things to do in Orcieres

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Vars

— 7 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pure and Vars Speed Masters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vars: Esf (in Arvieux), Valberg (Sentier Planetaire, Le Lac du Senateur, &more) and Quey'raft (in Chateau Ville Vieille).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vars online travel route builder.

Drive from Orcieres to Vars in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vars can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Vars

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kids will enjoy Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Montopoto (in Saint-Cannat), RS ONE Simulations Salle de Jeux en Realite Virtuelle (in Le Pontet) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vars to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 6 nights
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Virtual Room Toulon and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. Venture out of the city with trips to Six-Fours-les-Plages (Karting Six-Fours, Sentier du Littoral, &more), Chateau Des Garcinieres (in Cogolin) and Bandol (Sentier Littoral & Foret de Roustagnon). The adventure continues: trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, get some jogging in at Le Sentier du Littoral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Lérins Islands and Marineland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Sublim Sky (in Frejus) and Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, have some family-friendly fun at Gobabygym, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and get outside with Baou de la Gaude.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.