11 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Province of Milan Itinerary

11 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Province of Milan Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 5 nights
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Abbiategrasso, Italy
— 1 day

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Plage de l'Escalet. You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs), Villa Kerylos (in Beaulieu-sur-Mer) and Vieille Ville (in Nice). There's much more to do: take a stroll through La Croisette, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, and stop by Le Suquet.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes visit planner.

Getting from Avignon to Cannes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abbiategrasso.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Abbiategrasso, Italy

Abbiategrasso
Abbiategrasso, formerly written Abbiate Grasso, is a comune and town in the Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, northern Italy, situated in the Po valley approximately 22km from Milan and 38km from Pavia.HistoryThe town dates from Roman times. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Abbiategrasso trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cannes to Abbiategrasso in 4.5 hours. In August in Abbiategrasso, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Abbiategrasso

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks

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