60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rouen
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi to Pontorson Mont St Michel, Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
Drive
7
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Avignon
— 7 nights
Drive
9
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Nice
— 12 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Paris

— 8 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 day by day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier as well as Parc du Champ de Mars. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Versailles

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then stroll around Le Jardin de Versailles, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, stroll through Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Versailles trip maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rouen

— 6 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Les Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more), Amiens (St-Leu, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more) and Honfleur (Pont de Normandie, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles, contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice, and don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Versailles to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Rouen, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 3 nights
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colleville-sur-Mer: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip website.

You can drive from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally make a splash at Alligator Bay. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Rocamadour (La Foret des Singes & Cite Religieuse) and Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi), Toulouse (Cite de l'espace, Le Capitole, &more) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Cavayere, and admire the striking features of Abbaye de Fontfroide.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Avignon

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roussillon (Ecomusee de l’ocre & Le Sentier des Ocres), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari, and explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Avignon online day trip planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Marseille

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat), Cassis (Port de Cassis & Trolib) and Bandol (Ile de Bendor & Atlantide). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau d'If, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille day trip planning app.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally steep yourself in history at Le Tour de l'Horloge. On the next day, stop by Book In Bar, then admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nice

— 12 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 Cannes (Rue Meynadier, Rue d'Antibes, &more), TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus (in Frejus). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, make a trip to Place Massena, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary app.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (81°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.