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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Parc Le Bournat (in Le Bugue), Les Grottes de Presque (in Saint-Medard-de-Presque) and Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Monbazillac, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux Caves 4.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 30.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Sarlat-la-Caneda due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Chamonix.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Annecy in Annecy (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at eBike Chamonix, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet, and explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip builder website.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Musee Picasso). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip 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. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 7 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sainte-Maxime (Zipline, Kelys, &more), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Lac de Saint-Cassien). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, stroll through Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), and kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.
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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. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to 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: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Almanarre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Pradeau, and step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cassis (Kayaking & Canoeing, Trolib, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Avignon.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues), GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas) and Les Barons Perches (in Nyons). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont du Gard, stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 1:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 2nd (Tue), surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Avignon to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Mont-Saint-Michel is little chillier than Avignon - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, examine the collection at Airborne Museum, and then experience rural life at Ferme de Vailly.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip app.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) 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.