60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 8 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
4
Marseille
— 6 nights
5
Avignon
— 8 nights
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 6 nights
7
Bayeux
— 8 nights
8
Rouen
— 8 nights
9
Paris
— 8 nights

8
nights
Nice

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 Palmes Beach (in Menton), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Fort du Mont Alban, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice holiday builder.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nice is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Menton, Lérins Islands, Eze Sur Mer Strand, Fort du Mont Alban
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Food Tours
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

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: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, let the kids burn off some steam at Jardin Bonaparte, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael travel tool.

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Jardin Bonaparte ©
Jardin Bonaparte

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Lavandou: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, and get outside with Sentier sous marin.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Lavandou travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sentier sous marin, Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Guerrevieille, Plage des Canebiers
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

6
nights
Marseille

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, &more), La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, La Calanque de Figuerolles, &more) and Cape Canaille (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, kick back and relax at Plage de Renecros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Le Lavandou to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Bandol, Cassis, Laser game Evolution
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

8
nights
Avignon

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: Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Jardin d'Alcinoos (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, La Petite Ferme, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Chateau de Lourmarin
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

6
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville), Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus) and Coutances (Chateau de Gratot, Jardin des plantes, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, and don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in October: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coutances, Genets, Pointe D'Agon, Zoo de Champrepus, Event Park
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

8
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Pegasus Memorial). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip website.

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Caen, Ranville, Golf Omaha Beach, Parc des Promenades
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

8
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Atelier galerie du bord de Seine (in Poses), Fecamp (Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) & Cap Fagnet) and Chateau d'Etelan (in Saint-Maurice-d’Etelan). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, and head outdoors with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Etretat, Fecamp, Jardins d'Angelique, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, Fondation Claude Monet
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Cap Fagnet ©
Cap Fagnet
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

8
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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