10 days in Aix-en-Provence, Cassis & Nice Itinerary

10 days in Aix-en-Provence, Cassis & Nice Itinerary

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10 days in Aix-en-Provence, Cassis & Nice Itinerary

Start: Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Cassis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Aix-en-Provence

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Les Antiques (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, browse the exhibits of Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In June in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avignon, Gordes, Les Antiques, Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, and then take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at A L'en Verre, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Pierre, and finally head outdoors with Plage Notre Dame.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cassis attractions planning website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cassis in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June in Cassis, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage Notre Dame, Eglise Saint-Pierre
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes in Antibes (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Cassis to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cassis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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