60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Honfleur
— 6 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 5 nights
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Saumur
— 6 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 3 nights
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Lourdes
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Nice
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Paris

— 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & Grand Canal), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.

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Honfleur

— 6 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Deauville Beach and Plage de Trouville. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Palais Benedictine. Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Les Jardins d'Etretat, &more), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Chemin des Sources Bleues (in Vieux-Port). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, do a tasting at Calvados Boulard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, and cast your line with Navigation Normande - Le Havre.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honfleur trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Honfleur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Bayeux

— 7 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Mont Saint-Michel and Omaha Beach will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du debarquement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

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Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Perros-Guirec

— 5 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Abbaye de Beauport are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Sentier des douaniers and Plage du Sillon. Explore Perros-Guirec's surroundings by going to Plevenon (Fort La Latte & Cap Fréhel), Saint-Malo Cathedral (in Saint-Malo) and Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard). The adventure continues: make a trip to Centre Historique, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, and enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec trip maker.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saumur.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Saumur

— 6 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Appreciate the collections at Musee des Blindes and Le Cadre Noir. Visit Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Chateau de Langeais for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saumur: Domaine Olivier (in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil), Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Breze, admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and explore the world behind art at Chateau de Brissac.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saumur online travel planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Saumur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saumur: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 3 nights
Visit Chateau de Beynac and Château de Biron for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Castelnaud and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac. Go for a jaunt from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Saint-Front-sur-Lemance to see Chateau de Bonaguil about 50 minutes away.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Lourdes

— 4 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Château de Pau and Grotte de Massabielle. Escape the urban bustle at La Cote des Basques and Plage d'Hendaye. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lourdes: Boulevard des Pyrenees (in Pau), Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne) and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lourdes attractions planner.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Lourdes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Lourdes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Carcassonne

— 6 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbaye de Fontfroide and Chateau Comtal. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Les Halles de Narbonne (in Narbonne), Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Musee des Augustins, &more) and Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online tour planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Avignon

— 6 nights

City of Popes

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 hidden gems such as Le Sentier des Ocres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palais des Papes and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon road trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

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Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina, then get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio travel route planner.

Getting from Avignon to Bonifacio by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Nice

— 7 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.
Head to La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecinfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: St-Paul-de-Vence (Le Petit Vigneau Winery & La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul), Vence (Azur Wine Tours & Ville medieval) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: stop by Le Suquet, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning website.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Bonifacio in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.