60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Carcassonne Airport, Drive to Carcassonne Center
1
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Rocamadour
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
Drive
4
La Rochelle
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Saumur
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Amboise
— 5 nights
Train
7
Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
Fly
12
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly
13
Avignon
— 4 nights
Fly
14
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly
15
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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
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

Carcassonne Center

— 4 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Chateau de Peyrepertuse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne Center: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan) and Les Vignerons de Maury (in Maury).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center vacation builder website.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Carcassonne Center is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sharm El Sheikh, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Carcassonne Center, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 4 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Get in touch with nature at Gouffre de Padirac and Grotte du Pech-Merle. Step off the beaten path and head to Cite Religieuse and Musee Soulages Rodez. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rocamadour: Chateau de Calmont d'Olt (in Espalion), La Saule Parc Aqualudik (in Betaille) and Chateau de Belcastel (in Belcastel). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, take in a show at Parc Durandal, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, and step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rocamadour journey builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Rocamadour in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rocamadour, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 4 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Beynac and Chateau de Castelnaud. Visit Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Bridoire for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau Belingard in Pomport (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque, and make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil journey builder tool.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 4 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Phare des Baleines and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Chatelaillon and Montalivet Beach. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Association Hermione-La Fayette), Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes) and Phare de la Coubre (in La Tremblade). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, enjoy the sea views from Le phare de chassiron, and steep yourself in history at Fort Louvois.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle travel planning app.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to La Rochelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August, plan for little chillier days in La Rochelle, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saumur.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saumur

— 4 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau d'Angers and Château de l'Islette. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zoo de La Fleche and Musee des Blindes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saumur: Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breze and steep yourself in history at Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saumur planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Saumur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Saumur. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amboise

— 5 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau Royal d'Amboise. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Chateau du Rivau (in Lemere), Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, stop by La Balade des Fromages, and get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amboise online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Saumur to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Amboise sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then find something for the whole family at Parc du Bocasse, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip maker site.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial de Caen and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Malo

— 4 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and Pointe du Grouin. Visiting Plage du Sillon and Plages de St-Jacut-de-la-Mer will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cap Fréhel (in Plevenon), Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres) and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and stroll through Longchamps Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 3 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 18th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Carantec, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Kerfons, and finally see the interesting displays at Cite des telecoms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des douaniers, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, explore the historical opulence of Castel Meur, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Perros-Guirec trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Calvi.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 3 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de l'Ostriconi will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Aregno Beach and Arinella and Algaio Beach. Step out of Calvi to go to Corbara and see Musee Prive Guy Savelli, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, delve into the distant past at Village abandonné d'Occi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi day trip planner.

You can fly from Perros-Guirec to Calvi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in September, things will get a bit warmer in Calvi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Avignon.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Avignon

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Sentier des Ocres and La Ferme aux Crocodiles. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Calanques (in Cassis), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Calvi to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 3 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Palombaggia and Iles Lavezzi. Explore hidden gems such as Plage de Santa Giulia and Bonifacio Citadel. Take a break from Bonifacio with a short trip to Plage de Tamaricciu in Porto-Vecchio, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Avignon to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Nice

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Rue d'Antibes. Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Plage de Passable. Venture out of the city with trips to Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mala, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in September, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

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.