60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Nice
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Marseille
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
Avignon
— 8 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + train + bus:  6​h 30​min
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Bayeux
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rouen
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Paris
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
New York City

9
days
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 Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Plage du Ponteil), Menton (Promenade du Soleil & Palmes Beach) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & Midi Plage). Spend the 14th (Fri) in some colorful company at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, make a trip to Place Massena, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice road trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Menton, Eze Sur Mer Strand, Fort du Mont Alban
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
days
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with a short trip to Plage des Esclamandes in Saint-Aygulf (about 36 minutes away).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, Saint-Raphael is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Plage des Esclamandes, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) ©
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud), Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez) and Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Anglade, and get outside with Sentier sous marin.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou travel planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. September in Le Lavandou sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
days
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, Granet Museum, & more), La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, La Calanque de Figuerolles, & more) and Cape Canaille (in Cassis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Capelan, stroll through Plage de Renecros, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel planning website .

Getting from Le Lavandou to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

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

7
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Jardin d'Alcinoos (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). On the 7th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Avignon travel website .

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Avignon

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Chateau la Croix des Pins, Golf de Servanes
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Golf de Servanes ©
Golf de Servanes

6
days
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Coutances (Chateau de Gratot, Jardin des plantes, & more), Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville) and Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, stroll the grounds of Brittany American Cemetery, and have some family-friendly fun at Event Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Avignon to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Avignon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 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, Cidre Fermier Lemasson, Brittany American Cemetery, Event Park
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Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel
Brittany American Cemetery ©
Brittany American Cemetery

8
days
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen), Cap Levi (in Fermanville) and Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, stroll through Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Caen, Ranville, Cap Levi, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

7
days
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), Chateau d'Etelan (in Saint-Maurice-d’Etelan) and Fecamp (Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) & Cap Fagnet). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Le Vieux Bassin, tee off at Golf d'Etretat, and explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Etretat, Fecamp, Jardins d'Angelique, Chateau d'Etelan, Le Vieux Bassin
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Cap Fagnet ©
Cap Fagnet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaise d'Etretat ©
Falaise d'Etretat

9
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

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