60 days in Japan & France Itinerary

60 days in Japan & France Itinerary

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60 days in Japan & France Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Nikko, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Sapporo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Bayeux, France
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
7
Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Avignon, France
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
9
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Nice, France
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Orlando, United States


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6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tokyo Sea Life Park, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planner.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Orlando in June, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
nights
Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, and finally find something for the whole family at Tobu World Square.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Tobu World Square ©
Tobu World Square
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Osaka Castle) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip website .

Traveling by train from Nikko to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Nikko, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
night
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Sapporo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect Sapporo to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Odori Park ©
Odori Park

7
nights
Paris, France

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Paris and The Paris Catacombs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Paris takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sapporo in June, expect nights in Paris to be slightly colder, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

7
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Family-friendly places like Zoo de Champrepus and Zoo de Jurques will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Ferme de Canon (in Mezidon-Canon), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, and get in on the family fun at Festyland Parc.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Bayeux are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Caramels d'Isigny, Ferme de Canon, Urville Nacqueville Beach
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Cerza ©
Cerza
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

6
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Cité de Carcassonne and Parc de la Prehistoire will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin, Cite de l'espace, & more), Vie D'oc (in Narbonne) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Le Parc Australien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and take an unorthodox tour of La Maison Hantee.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in July, with highs in Carcassonne at 84°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Toulouse, Vie D'oc, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Grotte de Niaux, Parc de la Prehistoire
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Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux

6
nights
Avignon, France

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.
Wine Tours & Tastings has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Palais des Papes and Ventoux Aventure make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard (in Collias), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues). The adventure continues: make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, get in on the family fun at Le Parc Alexis Gruss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon online road trip planner .

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventoux Aventure, Le Parc Alexis Gruss, Carrieres des Lumieres, Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard, Pont du Gard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

6
nights
Marseille, France

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.
Attractions like Le Bois des Lutins and Calanque de Samena make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau d'If, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online itinerary planner .

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Bois des Lutins, Calanques
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

10
nights
Nice, France

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 Aqualand Frejus will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Ludiparc (in La Colle sur Loup). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, Head underground at Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, make a splash at Aquasplash, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice journey planning app .

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Frejus, Eze, Ludiparc, Grotte de Saint-Cezaire
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus

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