11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Dominicaines.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

London, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Carcassonne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Cathar Castles
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Chateau Comtal
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Avignon

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Avignon Les Halles, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais, then take an in-depth tour of Palais du Roure, and finally make a trip to Place Crillon. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Symphorien, don't miss a visit to Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Avignon tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Highlights from your trip
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Bridge
Pont d'Avignon
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Spa
Spas
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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and finally stop by Cours Mirabeau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, then admire the masterpieces at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Games.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence visit site.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Vieil Aix
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Architectural Building
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence
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Nice

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Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and Place Rossetti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take a peaceful walk through Parc du Mont Boron.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planning site.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Side Trips

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Outdoor Activity
Promenade du Paillon
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Religious Site
Monastère de Cimiez
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Hiking Trail
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
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