59 days in France Itinerary

59 days in France Itinerary

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59 days in France Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 8 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 8 nights
+4
Train + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hyeres
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Nice
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Perth

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Walt Disney Studios Park (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

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Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Perth in April: highs in Paris hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 19:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

8
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Attractions like Cerza and Le Clos des Ratites make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport, and identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Rouen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, Caresse de Tigre, Fondation Claude Monet, La Fabrique des Savoirs
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 27:
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cerza ©
Cerza
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica ©
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica

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.
Bring the kids along to Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant and Zoo de Jurques. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail), Plage de Vauville (in Vauville) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Ferme de Canon, examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bayeux online trip maker .

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ferme pedagogique de Canon, Abbaye aux Dames, Clecygliss, Plage de Vauville, Le Havre de Portbail
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 5:
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Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

8
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Bring the kids along to Chateau de Castelnaud and Le Regourdou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Airparc Perigord (in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse), Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac) and Velorail (in Eyzerac). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Perigord Vert Aventures. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, get outside with etang de Tamnies, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and get to know the resident critters at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda online journey maker .

Drive from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in May, you will find days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Audrix, Airparc Perigord, Cenac Perigord Loisirs, Reserve Zoologique de Calviac
Find places to stay May 5 — 14:
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Velorail ©
Velorail
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

7
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palais des Papes and Le Bois des Lutins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Hautes Alpes Canyoning Aquaticale (in Bayons), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Tapiezo (in Roussillon). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, walk around La Vallee Sauvage, and take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in May since evenings lows in Aix-en-Provence dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, La Ciotat, Avignon, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Le Bois des Lutins
Find places to stay May 14 — 22:
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Zoo De La Barben ©
Zoo De La Barben
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

7
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Var Lamas. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Jardin Zoologique Tropical (in La Londe Les Maures), Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer) and Le village des Tortues (in Gonfaron). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, head outdoors with Jet 007, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cavaliere.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Le Pradet, Le Lavandou, Jardin Domaine de Baudouvin, Le village des Tortues, Paroisse de Ramatuelle
Find places to stay May 22 — 29:
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Le village des Tortues ©
Le village des Tortues
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne ©
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne

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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Riviera Nature will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Kid's Island (in Antibes), Musee du Parfum Fragonard (in Grasse) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice route maker site .

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grasse, Antibes, Parc des Rives du Loup
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 6:
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Kid's Island ©
Kid's Island
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature

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