50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:

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: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Eglise Notre-Dame (in Bergerac City) and Les Grottes de Maxange (in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, and experience rural life at Brantome Police Horses & Friends.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Bayeux in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:

Aix-en-Provence

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Distillerie A. Blachere & Vignobles Mayard), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and La Ciotat (Plage Lumiere, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head outdoors with Ile du Gaou, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas.

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You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Aix-en-Provence when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

Saint-Tropez

— 6 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more), Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures) and Hyeres (Plage La Capte, Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier, stroll through Heraclee Beach, kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Les Murs Vegetaux.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 28:

Saint-Raphael

— 6 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Plage le Magellan (in Theoule sur Mer), Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Domaine de L’Olivette & Cueillette du Rocher) and Saint-Aygulf (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Etangs de Villepey, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael road trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for little chillier days in Saint-Raphael, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

Nice

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Marché provençal, Chapelle de la Garoupe, &more), Cannes (Marche Forville & Chapelle Bellini) and La Verrerie de Biot (in Biot). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation planning website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 12:

France travel guide

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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.