60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 7 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 8 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Les Grottes de Presque (in Saint-Medard-de-Presque) and Parc Le Bournat (in Le Bugue). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and make a trip to Chateau des Milandes.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 30.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Sarlat-la-Caneda. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 6:

Chamonix — 6 nights

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.
Step out of Chamonix with an excursion to Lake Annecy in Annecy--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chamonix route planning app.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Nice — 7 nights

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Musee Picasso). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice travel planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:

Saint-Raphael — 7 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Lac de Saint-Cassien), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Sainte-Maxime (Zipline, Kelys, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with TakSea, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, and trek along La Pointe de l'Aiguille.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hyeres.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Plage de Sylvabelle, &more), Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Plage de l'Anglade, &more) and Porquerolles Island (Plage Notre Dame & Plage de la Courtade). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Dune La Londe, get outside with Sentier sous marin, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Almanarre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Pradeau.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres road trip website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:

Marseille — 5 nights

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 Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat), Cassis (Kayaking & Canoeing, Trolib, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning app.

Getting from Hyeres to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Avignon — 7 nights

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: Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues), Les Barons Perches (in Nyons) and GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the views from Pont du Gard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Avignon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Avignon to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Avignon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Colleville-sur-Mer — 2 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. On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and then experience rural life at Ferme de Vailly.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer road trip site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Paris — 8 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, stop by Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 27:

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.