60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Etretat
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bayeux
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Nice
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Grimaud
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cassis
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
9
Avignon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary website .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll explore and learn at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire. Get in touch with nature at Deauville Beach and Roumare Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Calvados Boulard (in Coquainvilliers). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de St-Wandrille, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville, and get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planner.

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Martainville-Epreville, Blangy-sur-Bresle, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

5
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Step out of the city life by going to Falaises d'Etretat and Plage-Baignade Yport. Musee des Pecheries and Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Etretat: Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux & Maison Henri IV), Eglise Saint Martin de Cany (in Cany-Barville) and Veules-les-Roses (Le Fleuve La Veules & La Plage). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), stroll through Les Plages Etretat, don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, and examine the collection at Maison des Traditions Normandes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip builder app .

Drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fecamp, Le Tilleul, Veules-les-Roses, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Au Fil de la Memoire
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Cimetières Militaires. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Jobourg
Find places to stay May 20 — 28:
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Pointe du Roc. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la poterie normande and Musee Christian Dior. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Genets (Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel & Beach of Genets), Golf de Vire la Dathee (in Saint Manvieu Bocage) and Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel (in Breville sur Mer). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, see the interesting displays at Musee du poire, and take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Agon-Coutainville, Domfront, Genets, Ecomusee du Moulin de la See
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Lérins Islands and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Saint-Tropez (Plage des Graniers, Plage des Canebiers, & more), Musee PEYNET et du Dessin Humoristique (in Antibes) and Ramatuelle (Plage de Pampelonne & Plage de l'Escalet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip website .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June; daily highs in Nice reach 76°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Antibes, Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

4
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Get in touch with nature at Plage de Sylvabelle and Heraclee Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Grimaud side-trips: Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro, Plage de Vergeron, & more).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grimaud trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Grimaud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grimaud, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Les Gorges du Verdon, Sentier Botanique
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

4
nights
Cassis

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. Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Chartreuse de la Verne will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Calanques and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres), Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Corton, take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Capelan, and get outside with Calanque d'En-Vau.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Cassis, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bandol, La Ciotat, Collobrieres, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Sentier sous marin
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Calanques ©
Calanques

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Granet will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique & Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Cassis to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Arles, Gordes, Plage du Cavaou
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

5
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. O'Vineyards and Chateau Du Donjon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Domaine Rose et Paul, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Niaux, Parc de la Prehistoire, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Mount Perdu
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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