60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Lyon
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Marseille
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Strasbourg
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Nice
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Caen
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon — 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives), Room Escape Games (in Valence) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, take an in-depth tour of Musee Dauphinois, and get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Trolib (in Cassis), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Musee des Chantiers Naval) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, walk around Parc St Bernard, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Domaine Marcel Freyburger (in Ammerschwihr). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, make a trip to Old Town, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Marseille to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marseille in June, with highs in Strasbourg at 77°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice — 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Village de Mougins (in Mougins), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Honfleur (Pont de Normandie, Galerie Jean Fontan, &more), Les Halles de Dives-sur-Mer (in Dives-sur-Mer) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). The adventure continues: 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 get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Caen driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Nice to Caen in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, things will get little chillier in Caen: highs are around 72°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee Granet, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip planning site.

You can fly from Caen to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Caen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Aix-en-Provence: highs are around 86°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight 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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