60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport, Drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 6 nights
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Grenoble
— 6 nights
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Vienne
— 7 nights
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Lans-en-Vercors
— 6 nights
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Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse
— 5 nights
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Lyon
— 7 nights
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Aix-les-Bains
— 5 nights
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Annecy
— 6 nights
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Avignon
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 6 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Change things up with these side-trips from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues), Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues) and GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas). The adventure continues: Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, stop by La Miellerie des Garrigues, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is an approximately 24.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc due to the time zone difference. In June, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grenoble.
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Grenoble — 6 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grenoble: Ruines du Fort de Reallon (in Reallon) and L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grenoble day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Grenoble takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in June: high temperatures in Grenoble hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienne.
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Vienne — 7 nights

Vienne is a commune in southeastern France, located 32km south of Lyon, on the river Rhône. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienne: Boulangerie Baudouin, Le Delice Ardechois (in Vernoux-en-Vivarais), Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice, see the interesting displays at Musee Archeologique Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, and take in nature's colorful creations at ville Garden.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienne route planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Vienne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lans-en-Vercors.
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Lans-en-Vercors — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Jean-en-Royans (Distillerie du Vercors & Combe Laval), La Chapelle-en-Vercors (Alaskan Vercors Aventure & La Cour des Fusilles) and Le sentier du Karst (in Bouvante).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lans-en-Vercors road trip app.

Traveling by car from Vienne to Lans-en-Vercors takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vienne in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Lans-en-Vercors, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse.
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Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse — 5 nights

Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.It is located in the Chartreuse Mountains, to the north of the city of Grenoble.The Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the Carthusian order is located in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse.GeographyThe town is located in the heart of the Chartreuse Mountains 25 kilometers north of Grenoble.HistoryIn the Middle Ages the village was called Calma Trossa, which turned into Charme Trousse and then Chartrousse. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse: Evasion en Marchant (in Saint Francois Longchamp), Col du glandon (in Saint-Colomban-des-Villards) and Col de la Madeleine (in La Lechere). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Charmant Som, examine the collection at Musee de la Grande Chartreuse, stroll around Parc Jean Claude Paturel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastere de la Grande Chartreuse.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lans-en-Vercors to Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lyon.
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Lyon — 7 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu (in Beaune) and Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon (in Dijon). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lyon travel route planner.

Drive from Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse to Lyon in 2 hours. Traveling from Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse in July, Lyon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aix-les-Bains.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 9:

Aix-les-Bains — 5 nights

Aix-les-Bains, locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.Rising from the shores of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, the Lac du Bourget, this resort is one of the important French spa towns, and has the largest fresh water marina in France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-les-Bains: Caveau Bugiste (in Belley), Col de l'Echelle (in Nevache) and Croix du Nivolet (in Saint-Jean-d'Arvey). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at La Bonbonniere d'Aix, don't miss a visit to Fort des Gondrans, and explore the activities along Lac du Bourget.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aix-les-Bains trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Aix-les-Bains takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Aix-les-Bains sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Annecy.
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Annecy — 6 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de la Boissellerie (in Bois d'Amont) and Lac Leman (in Evian-les-Bains). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, take in the awesome beauty at La Tournette, and head outdoors with YAKAPEDALER.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Annecy day trip tool.

You can drive from Aix-les-Bains to Annecy in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 10 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 Avignon's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, &more) and Marseille (Parc National des Calanques, The Panier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Annecy to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Annecy, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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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