60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Marseille
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Avignon
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Paris
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Rouen
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bayeux
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 6 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 45 min
7
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Nice
— 12 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Riyadh

7
nights
Marseille

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cassis (Calanque d'En-Vau & Cape Canaille), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Musee des Chantiers Naval, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, and get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Marseille is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Marseille, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Marseille is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Bandol, Moulin Le Pain Blanc
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

6
nights
Avignon

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Horseback Riding Tours & Ranch de la Brouzetiere) and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, do a tasting at Domain du Banneret, and experience rural life at La Petite Ferme.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Carrieres des Lumieres, Les Fermiers En Herbe
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Avignon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

7
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat), Les Ailes d'Albatre (in Dieppe) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and walk around Balygoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Honfleur, Etretat, Cimetiere Marin, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, La Roseraie
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Ranville (Cimetières Militaires, Pegasus Memorial, &more) and Centre Equestre de Ouistreham (in Ouistreham). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bayeux attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranville, Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
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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

6
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Granville (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Musee Christian Dior, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, relax in the rural setting at Foie Gras From Mont, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin du Cassel, and hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granville, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Zoo de Champrepus, Foie Gras From Mont, Le Jardin du Cassel
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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 ©

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Musee Du Patrimoine (in Grimaud), Eglise Sainte-Maxime (in Sainte-Maxime) and Cogolin (Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, Chateau Des Garcinieres, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Massif du Tanneron, tee off at Golf de Cap Esterel, look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and have fun and explore at Maison du Patrimoine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael in 9 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frejus, Cogolin, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Musee Du Patrimoine, Eglise Sainte-Maxime
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel

12
nights
Nice

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Magnelli, Musee de la ceramique (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Musee Picasso). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

Make your Nice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Cap d'Ail, Villefranche-sur-Mer, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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