60 days in South of France & Paris Itinerary

60 days in South of France & Paris Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 4 nights
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 5 nights
3
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 5 nights
4
Avignon
— 5 nights
5
Carcassonne Center
— 5 nights
6
Lourdes
— 5 nights
7
Albi
— 5 nights
8
Rocamadour
— 5 nights
9
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
10
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
11
Paris
— 9 nights

4
nights
Nice

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet, La Croisette, &more) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire, see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday website.

Brisbane, Australia to Nice is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Nice is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Brisbane in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Chapelle du Rosaire, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

5
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Citadelle de Calvi and Les Calanche Cliffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eglise Saint-Michel de Murato and Conservatoire du Costume du Cap Corse. Venture out of the city with trips to Nonza Beach (in Nonza), Plage de Ghignu (in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda) and Domaine Lazzarini (in Patrimonio). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Marine d'Albo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aregno Beach, and make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Calvi tour planner.

Fly from Nice to Calvi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Aregno, Plage de l'Ostriconi, Conservatoire du Costume du Cap Corse, Marine d'Albo, Les Calanche Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Ghignu ©
Plage de Ghignu
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Nonza Beach ©
Nonza Beach

5
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grottes de Bonifacio and Plage du Petit Sperone. Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Bonifacio Citadel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio), Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi & Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)) and Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Stagnolu, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu, Plage de San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio

5
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau des Baux de Provence will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique, St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange, and make a trip to Palais des Papes.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Avignon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Les Baux de Provence, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Chateau de Grignan
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

5
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Step off the beaten path and head to La cité médiévale and Chateau Royale de Collioure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan), La Franqui Beach (in La Franqui) and Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center vacation website.

Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Collioure, Château de Salses, Domaine de Baronarques, Chateau de Peyrepertuse, Chateau de Queribus
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

5
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Get a sense of the local culture at Château de Pau and Basilique Saint-Pie X. Explore hidden gems such as Grotte de Massabielle and Boulevard des Pyrenees. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Chapelle de Roume (in Cieutat), Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees (in Arreau) and Cathedrale Sainte Marie (in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception., and explore the ancient world of Fort Du Portalet.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lourdes road trip planning tool.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Lourdes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lourdes, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pau, Monastere de saint Norbert., Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone, Chapelle de Roume, Chapelle de Piétat
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau

5
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Viaduc de Millau and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. You'll explore and learn at Musee Soulages Rodez and Musee Fenaille. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albi: Forteresse de Najac (in Najac), Chateau Belcastel (in Belcastel) and La Maison des Vautours (in Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Penne, explore the world behind art at Arts Buissonniers Outsider Art museum, and make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albi online route planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Albi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rodez, Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, Chateau de Peyrelade, Viaduc de Millau, Chapelle St Jacques
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Musee Soulages Rodez ©
Musee Soulages Rodez

5
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cite Religieuse and Village de Conques. Museum-lovers will appreciate Grotte du Pech-Merle and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie), St-Pierre-Toirac Church (in Saint-Pierre-Toirac) and Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, snap pictures at Pont Valentre, explore the ancient world of Ville de Martel, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montal.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour trip planner.

Getting from Albi to Rocamadour by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albi in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Rocamadour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Conques, Musee Zadkine, Eglise Saint Pierre, Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, St-Pierre-Toirac Church
Highlights from your plan
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres

4
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Beynac and Chateau de Bonaguil are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Commarque. Get out of town with these interesting Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil side-trips: L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur (in Saint-Avit-Senieur), Bastide Royale de Villerealais (in Villereal) and Lac de Lougratte (in Lougratte). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Campagne, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and don't miss a visit to Le Chateau de Belves.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

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

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Campagne, Chateau de Beynac, L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur, Le Chateau de Belves, Bastide Royale de Villerealais
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

5
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phare des Baleines and Le phare de chassiron. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont and Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle. Venture out of the city with trips to Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Association Hermione-La Fayette), Saint Martin de Re (Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re & Clocher Observatoire) and Fort Louvois (in Bourcefranc le Chapus). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, explore the activities along Vieux Port, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Embellie, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to La Rochelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in La Rochelle, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Tremblade, Rochefort, Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines, Le phare de chassiron
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Latin Quarter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Paris when traveling from La Rochelle in October, with lows around 10°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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