60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Toulouse
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Marseille
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 15 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

15
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 find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors), Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon (in Vernon) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Paris route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Paris is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

13
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (Eglise St. Vincent, Cité de Carcassonne, & more), Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Eaurizon (in Puicheric). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse day trip planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Parc de la Prehistoire, Grotte de Niaux, Mount Perdu, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La Cite Medievale ©
La Cite Medievale

15
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Musee du Petit Palais, Pont d'Avignon, & more), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Plage de la Coudouliere & Var Lamas) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage La Capte, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Toulouse to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Le Lavandou, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Cassis
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

15
nights
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Musee de L'ecole, Le Nomade, & more), Cannes (Vieux Port, Galerie1414, & more) and Biot (Pierini Verre contemporain & Eglise de Biot). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Biot, Puget-sur-Argens
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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