60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Annecy
— 5 nights
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
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Montpellier
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Cassis
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Castellane
— 6 nights
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Paris

— 6 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.
Visiting Seine River and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paris, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Annecy

— 5 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Reve d'Eau and Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors. Explore Annecy's surroundings by going to Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac (in Doussard), Les Pertes de le Valserine (in Bellegarde sur Valserine) and La tourbiere de Prenovel (in Prenovel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, head outdoors with Go & Sea, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Annecy trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Annecy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Chamonix

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Visiting Aiguille du Midi and La Jonction will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Col du Joly (in Hauteluce), Megeve Raquettes (in Megeve) and Via Ferrata de la Curalla (in Plateau d'Assy). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Lac Bleu, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chamonix, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Annecy to Chamonix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Montpellier

— 6 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Get in touch with nature at Terre Liquide and Terre Marine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Domaine Preignes Le Vieux (in Vias), Plage des Trois Digues (in Sete) and Grotte de Clamouse (in Saint-Jean-de-Fos). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, hike along Cavalquinta, and admire the sheer force of Source du Frejo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Montpellier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Montpellier sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Navivoile and Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises. Venture out of the city with trips to La Plage du Rouet de La Palme (in La Palme), Canal de Jonction (in Salleles-d'Aude) and VeloMondo (in Leran). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Grotte de Niaux, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

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.
Visiting Base Canyon de la Besorgues and Escale Aventure will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Balmes de Montbrun (in Saint-Gineis-en-Coiron), Marseille (Le Vieux Port, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas). There's much more to do: trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee 1900, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip planning tool.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cassis.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

Cassis

— 3 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 in touch with nature at Trolib and Calanques. Explore Cassis' surroundings by going to Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet), Bandol (Foret de Roustagnon, Sentier Littoral, &more) and Giens (Presqu'ile de Giens & MF Kite). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, head outdoors with Cape Canaille, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, and take in the pleasant sights at Calanque de Port-Miou.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Avignon to Cassis by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Saint-Tropez

— 6 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get outdoors at Dune La Londe and Tahiti Plage. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Lemoine Jet Location, Plage de la Faviere, &more), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and La Londe Les Maures (Plage du Pellegrin & Plage de L'Argentiere). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cap Taillat, cruise along Cap Camarat, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cassis to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Visiting TakSea and Calanque de Maubois will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Lac de Saint-Cassien) and Theoule sur Mer (La Pointe de l'Aiguille & Plage le Magellan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Robinson, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Nice

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Easy Dive and Castel Plage. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Biot (in Biot), Antibes (Chapelle de la Garoupe, Plage des Ondes, &more) and Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, stop by Le Suquet, and shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary planner.

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 August, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Castellane

— 6 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get outdoors at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castellane: Gorges de Daluis (in Guillaumes), L'Imbut (in Aiguines) and La Palud sur Verdon (Verdon Escalade & Route des Cretes La Palud). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, hike along Le Cousson, head outdoors with Tete de la Sestriere, and steep yourself in history at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Castellane driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nice to Castellane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Castellane: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.