60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 11 nights
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Caen
— 8 nights
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Strasbourg
— 8 nights
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Lyon
— 7 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 7 nights
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Nice
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Paris — 11 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 Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). Have a day of magic on the 10th (Sat) at Disneyland Paris. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip tool.

Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Caen.
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Caen — 8 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Colleville-sur-Mer (Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach) and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (D-Day Monument & Omaha Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

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You can drive from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Caen to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 8 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas), Orschwiller (Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg & Domaine Claude et Christophe Bleger) and Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the striking features of La Neustadt, make a trip to La Laiterie, and steep yourself in history at Fort de Mutzig.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg road trip tool.

Fly from Caen to Strasbourg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Caen in June: highs in Strasbourg hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
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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 Lyon's surroundings by going to Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives), Room Escape Games (in Valence) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 7 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee Granet, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 7 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 Trolib (in Cassis), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Musee des Chantiers Naval, &more) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Foret de Roustagnon, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marseille travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Village de Mougins (in Mougins), Antibes (Musee Picasso, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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