60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner

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Paris
— 8 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Lyon
— 7 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and stop by Le Marais.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Paris due to the time zone difference. In October, Paris is colder than Jakarta - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 5:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
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Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux tour website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Food Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and make a trip to La Porte D'aude.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip website.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:

Lyon

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Beaune (La Voie des Vignes, La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, &more), Grenoble (Musee de Grenoble & Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon road trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Lyon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in November, expect Lyon to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 24:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Roussillon (Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, Le Sentier des Ocres, &more) and Montpellier (Musee Fabre & Bertrand Bosc). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Avignon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Avignon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & La Calanque de Figuerolles), Port de Cassis (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip planning tool.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Jardin Remarquable l'Hardy - Denonain (in Gassin), Saint-Tropez (Sentier du Littoral, Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, &more) and Pause Serenite (in La Croix-Valmer). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, view the masterpieces at A L'en Verre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hyeres are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 12:

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: Seillans (Domaine Val d'Iris & The Orange Tree Galerie), Sainte-Maxime (Galerie Regard & Kelys) and Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, stop by Catalan Bougie, and play a few rounds at Golf de Roquebrune Resort.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, &more) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner.

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint-Raphael in December since evenings lows in Nice dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 25:

France travel guide

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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.