60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Val Thorens
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Macot-la-Plagne
— 7 nights
Train
4
Paris
— 7 nights
Drive
5
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Fly
6
Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Drive
7
Avignon
— 6 nights
Drive
8
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Hyeres
— 7 nights
Drive
10
Nice
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Chamonix

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Les Carroz-d'Araches (Les Carroz, Station de Ski, ESI Grand Massif, &more), Megeve (Mont d'Arbois Ski Area & Skiprosmegeve) and Grotte de Balme (in Magland). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Aiguille des Grands Montets, examine the collection at Crystal Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix road trip planning app.

Venice, Italy to Chamonix is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Val Thorens

— 4 nights
Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Get out of town with these interesting Val Thorens side-trips: Meribel (Mission Black Forest & Snowdlight Ski School). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ski Cool, stroll through Mini Clubs ESF, learn something new at Prosneige, and look for gifts at La Belle en Cuisse.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Val Thorens holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Val Thorens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Classes

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Macot-la-Plagne

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Macot-la-Plagne: Val d'Isere (Evolution 2 Val d'Isere, Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere, &more), Tignes (Snowtubing Tignes, The Development Centre - Tignes, &more) and Sweet Snowsports (in Courchevel).

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Macot-la-Plagne trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Val Thorens to Macot-la-Plagne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Macot-la-Plagne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Macot-la-Plagne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Macot-la-Plagne in April, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 6 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Le Havre (Navigation Normande - Le Havre & Eglise St-Joseph), Deauville Beach (in Deauville City) and Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Station Goulier Neige (in Goulier), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Musee des Augustins, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, hit the slopes at Station de Ski Montclar, see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski Formigueres.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online route builder.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in April; daily highs in Carcassonne reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon

— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Centre de Decouverte du Scamandre (in Vauvert), La Maison du Guide de Camargue (in Montcalm) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Avignon holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Cassis (Trolib, Saint Michel Church, &more) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by The Panier, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 7 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Du Patrimoine (in Grimaud), Sentier Botanique (in Cogolin) and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette (in Le Lavandou). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Pause Serenite, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, trek along Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hyeres sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Nice

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Marché provençal, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more), Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday website.

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.