60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 11 nights
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Lyon
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Marseille
— 7 nights
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Nice
— 12 nights
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Strasbourg
— 7 nights
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Caen
— 7 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
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Paris — 11 nights

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Hall of Mirrors, &more) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon — 8 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Annecy (in Annecy), Room Escape Games (in Valence) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lyon attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 7 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Musee des Chantiers Naval) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by La Cigale Provencale, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille online road trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Marseille by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 12 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 7 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Domaine Hubert Meyer (in Blienschwiller) and Domaine Marcel Freyburger (in Ammerschwihr). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place Stanislas, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, contemplate the long history of Fort de Mutzig, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nice to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Strasbourg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Caen.
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Caen — 7 nights

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux), Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Omaha Beach & D-Day Monument) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

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You can fly from Strasbourg to Caen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Strasbourg in July; daily highs in Caen reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 7 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma), Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), admire the natural beauty at Pavillon de Vendome, and examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Caen in July, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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