60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon
— 6 nights
2
Marseille
— 4 nights
3
Montpellier
— 5 nights
4
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
5
Toulouse
— 5 nights
6
Bordeaux
— 5 nights
7
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
8
Nantes
— 3 nights
9
Bayeux
— 5 nights
10
Paris
— 5 nights
11
Lille
— 4 nights
12
Strasbourg
— 8 nights

6
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Clusaz and Place de la Liberation. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to La Vieille Ville (in Annecy), Dijon (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon & Owl's Trail) and Clermont-Ferrand (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, L'Aventure Michelin, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lyon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Coimbatore, India to Lyon is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Lyon. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Coimbatore in January, with highs in Lyon at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand, La Clusaz, La Vieille Ville
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
La Clusaz ©
La Clusaz
Place de Jaude ©
Place de Jaude

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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 Rocher des Doms (in Avignon), Aix-en-Provence (Vieil Aix, Cours Mirabeau, &more) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, wander the streets of The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille route website.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Lyon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Rocher des Doms, Le Suquet
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

5
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Espace Georges Brassens and Porte du Peyrou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Les Fortifications de La Cavalerie (in La Cavalerie), Nimes (Tour Magne & Jardins de la Fontaine) and Viaduc de Millau (in Millau). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montpellier trip planning tool.

Getting from Marseille to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Nimes, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Arles, Les Fortifications de La Cavalerie, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Espace Georges  Brassens ©
Espace Georges Brassens
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathar Castles and Chateau Comtal. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan), Narbonne (Les Halles de Narbonne & Cathedrale St-Just) and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and witness the site of a historic battle at Château de Salses.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip maker tool.

Getting from Montpellier to Carcassonne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Narbonne, Collioure, Cathedrale St-Jean, Château de Salses, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Les Halles de Narbonne ©
Les Halles de Narbonne

5
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pont Vieux and Château de Pau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulouse: Pont Valentre (in Cahors), Cloitre Saint-Jean (in Bagneres-de-Bigorre) and Lourdes (Chateau Fort of Lourdes, Grotte de Massabielle, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Toulouse sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Lourdes, Pau, Pont Valentre, Musee Soulages Rodez
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie

5
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Cantenac and La ville d'Hiver. Venture out of the city with trips to Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion (in Saint-Emilion), Biarritz (La Cote des Basques, Rocher de la Vierge, &more) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Girondins.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Bordeaux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Biarritz, Saint-Emilion, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, La ville d'Hiver, Cathedrale St-Front
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland
Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas ©
Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Church of Notre Dame la Grande and Le Bunker de La Rochelle. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to L'Ouvre Boites (in Le Bois-Plage-en-Re), Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines) and Saint Martin de Re (Clocher Observatoire & Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, visit a coastal fixture at Le phare de chassiron, make a trip to Les Cabanes de la Baudissiere, and see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

Start your trip to La Rochelle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rochefort, Saint Martin de Re, Chatelaillon-Plage, L'Ouvre Boites, Phare des Baleines
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Church of Notre Dame la Grande ©
Church of Notre Dame la Grande
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Parc du Thabor (in Rennes), Chateau d'Angers ouvert (in Angers) and Centre Historique de Vannes (in Vannes). There's lots more to do: take a tour of Sous-Marin l'Espadon, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nantes day trip planning app.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Nantes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Parc du Thabor, Chateau d'Angers ouvert, Sous-Marin l'Espadon, Centre Historique de Vannes
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Sous-Marin l'Espadon ©
Sous-Marin l'Espadon
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans and Pegasus Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Pointe du Grouin (in Cancale) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and stop by La Maison du Biscuit.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux day trip app.

Drive from Nantes to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Bayeux are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Maison du Biscuit, Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Pointe du Grouin
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois, and get engrossed in the history at Centre of the Resistance, deportation and memory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Blois, Rouen, Honfleur, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Cheverny
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin

4
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais). On the 4th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, examine the collection at Musee La Piscine, and make a trip to Grande Place.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lille road trip website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Lille sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lille

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Calais, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Le Touquet Beach, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens

8
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Place Kleber and Pont Couverts. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Mulhouse (Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer & Cite de l'Automobile) and Colmar (Eglise St-Martin, Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau, stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lille to Strasbourg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Colmar, Mulhouse, Mont Sainte Odile, Parc de la Pepiniere, Œuvre de la cathédrale
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 13:
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Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile
Place Kleber ©
Place Kleber
Musee du Jouet ©
Musee du Jouet

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