60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Rouen
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 9 nights
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Amboise
— 8 nights
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Cassis
— 6 nights
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Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 7 nights
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Paris
— 8 nights
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Rouen

— 7 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Relax by the water at Plage-Baignade Yport and Plage de Pourville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Notre Dame de Grace), Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, head off the coast to Les Andelys, delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, and admire the masterpieces at Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen tour itinerary planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rouen is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Rouen, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 27:

Bayeux

— 9 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
We've included these beaches for you: Omaha Beach and Urville Nacqueville Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Cap Carteret (in Barneville-Carteret), Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, join in the after-dark buzz at Pipelettes & Co - Aromes d'une tasse, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 6:

Amboise

— 8 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Villandry and Chateau de Chambord. Museum-lovers will appreciate Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Musee des Beaux-Arts Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: La Rabouilleuse-Ecole de Loire (in Rochecorbon), Tours (Musee du Compagnonnage & Le Cirque en Bois) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, savor the flavors at Domaine Sauvete, and do a tasting at Domaine du Croc du Merle.

Before you visit Amboise, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Amboise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cassis.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 14:

Cassis

— 6 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Granet and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. We've included these beaches for you: Plage du Capelan and Plage de la Grande Mer. Get out of town with these interesting Cassis side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), Plage Napoleon (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone) and Plage de Renecros (in Bandol). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, stroll through Plage de la Coudouliere, kick back and relax at Plage du Corton, and take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cassis travel route website.

You can fly from Amboise to Cassis in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Cassis are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

Le Lavandou

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Cavaliere and Plage de l'Anglade. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Jean Blanc and La Ponche Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Sylvabelle). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grande Plage du Lavandou and kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Le Lavandou route planning tool.

Drive from Cassis to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Nice

— 9 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.
Get outdoors at Eze Sur Mer Strand and Castel Plage. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and La Croisette. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Marche Forville, Lérins Islands, &more), Menton (Promenade du Soleil & Palmes Beach) and Cap-Sea (in Agay). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Plage Mala, stroll through Paloma Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin.

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

Getting from Le Lavandou to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 1:

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

— 7 nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Get a sense of the local culture at Basque Museum (Musee Basque) and Villa Arnaga. Escape the urban bustle at Plage d'Hendaye and Plage des Cavaliers. Step out of Saint-Jean-de-Luz with an excursion to Corsaires Beach in Anglet--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, stroll through Port Vieux Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz road trip site.

Fly from Nice to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Saint-Jean-de-Luz can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

Paris

— 8 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Head to Champs-Elysees and Paris est toujours Parisfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

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You can fly from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Jean-de-Luz in January, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.