60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Macot-la-Plagne
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Lyon, Fly to Caen
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 7 nights
Train
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Bordeaux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 6 nights
Train
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Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 8 nights
Fly

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Chamonix

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get in touch with nature at Aiguille du Midi and Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. Get a sense of the local culture at Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce and Chapelle Sainte Anne (Dite des Penitents). Venture out of the city with trips to Les Carroz-d'Araches (Les Carroz, Station de Ski, ESI Grand Massif, &more), Loisirs Assis Evasion (in Passy) and Sport 2000 Auben Ski (in Morillon). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hit the slopes at Brevent Cable Car.

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Sydney, Australia to Chamonix is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Chamonix. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Macot-la-Plagne

— 4 nights
Get outdoors at Oxygene Ski School La Plagne and Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Macot-la-Plagne: Lac de Tueda (in Meribel), Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania (in La Tania) and Les Balades du Colporteur (in Les Arcs).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Macot-la-Plagne trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Chamonix to Macot-la-Plagne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Normandy American Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial de Caen and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Venture out of the city with trips to Quartier du Vaugueux (in Caen), Plages de Houlgate (in Houlgate) and Cabourg (Promenade Marcel Proust & Plage de Cabourg). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Macot-la-Plagne to Bayeux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 4th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Genets, and then make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, do a tasting at Cidre Sorre, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 6th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Etretat itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Etretat are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

— 4 nights
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Visiting Le Touquet Beach and Pointe aux Oies will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Gravelines and Beach of Bois de Cise. Venture out of the city with trips to Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke), Plage de Zuydcoote (in Zuydcoote) and Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, get a dose of the wild on Maxim Guide Baie de Somme, and trek along Parc nature Baie de Canche.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage trip planning site.

You can drive from Etretat to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (L'Orangerie & The Trianons & The Hamlet), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen) and Westfield Parly 2 (in Le Chesnay). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by car from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 17:

Bordeaux

— 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse. Museum-lovers will appreciate Association Hermione-La Fayette and Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac, Chateau Laniote, &more) and Chateau Panet, Vignobles Carles (in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Pape Clement, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Eaux Paradis.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cauterets.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Cauterets

— 1 night
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 23rd (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Caminando and then stroll through Pont d'Espagne.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cauterets trip builder.

Getting from Bordeaux to Cauterets by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Cauterets

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
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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 in touch with nature at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Le Sentier Du Lezard. Appreciate the collections at Musee Granet and Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)), Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely & Cours Mirabeau). The adventure continues: make a trip to Palais des Papes, stop by Le Caviste de Maussane, relax and rejuvenate at Hot Yoga Montpellier, and get a dose of the wild on La Maison du Guide de Camargue.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Avignon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In March in Avignon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cassis.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:

Cassis

— 4 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage des Oursinieres. Chateau de la Clapiere and Eglise Saint-Louis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cassis: Hyeres (Eglise Saint Louis, La Route du Sel, &more), Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Villa des Flo, &more) and Plage de l'Anglade (in Le Lavandou). Next up on the itinerary: pedal to the sights with Trolib, head outdoors with Ile du Gaou, stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol, and kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach.

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Getting from Avignon to Cassis by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Cassis are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Take a break from the city and head to Massif du Tanneron and La Ponche Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Calanque de Maubois and Plage de Sylvabelle. Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Tanaka Spa (in Cavaliere), Plage de la Nartelle (in Sainte-Maxime) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Heraclee Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, stroll through Plage des Graniers, kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Andon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Andon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Canyon Cote d'Azur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, steep yourself in history at Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, then grab your bike and head to Ecole de Trial Happy, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa des Delices.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Andon day trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Andon by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Andon, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Nice

— 8 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.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Le Suquet. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Andon to Nice in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 16:

France travel guide

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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.