60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
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Roanne City
— 2 nights
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Grenoble
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 15 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 7 nights
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Toulouse
— 8 nights
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Bordeaux
— 8 nights
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Paris
— 12 nights

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Roanne City — 2 nights

Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. Roanne City is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to La Tour Saint Maurice, take in the waterfront activity at Port de Plaisance, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Paradis du Bien Etre, and contemplate the long history of Le Bourg Medieval de Villerest.

To find out how to plan a trip to Roanne City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Paris to Roanne City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Grenoble.
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Grenoble — 7 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get out of town with these interesting Grenoble side-trips: Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors), Val Thorens (Prosneige & Ski Cool) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, hit the slopes at Oxygene Ski School La Plagne, and pick up some new knowledge with Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Grenoble trip planner.

You can drive from Roanne City to Grenoble in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Grenoble, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille — 15 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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cannes (Marche Forville, Le Suquet, &more), La Tour de l’Horloge (in Salon-de-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, visit Cours Mirabeau, and steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marseille online trip planner.

You can fly from Grenoble to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grenoble in January, with highs in Marseille at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 7 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, &more), Aven Grotte Forestiere (in Orgnac-l'Aven) and Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). And it doesn't end there: walk around Maison de la Nature, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre, tee off at R-Golf International, and do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 8 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour), Lourdes (Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, Grotte de Massabielle, &more) and Carcassonne Center (La Maison Hantee, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, make a trip to Le Capitole, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and soak in style at Le Riad du Bien etre.

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

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Rocher de la Vierge (in Biarritz), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Guadet, Chateau Cantenac, &more) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, and take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planning site.

Drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris — 12 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Bordeaux in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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