11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Albi
— 1 night
Drive
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Ferry to Marmaris

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Bonifacio, Corsica

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio itinerary planning website.

Marmaris, Turkey to Bonifacio is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marmaris to Bonifacio. Traveling from Marmaris in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Bonifacio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bodri, then stroll through Aregno Beach, and then make a trip to Village abandonné d'Occi. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Galeria Marina, then make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally get outside with Vallée du Fango.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Calvi holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Calvi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Calvi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Albi

Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albi trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Calvi to Albi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Calvi in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Albi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 21st (Tue), Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, then make a trip to Chateau de Commarque, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil road trip planning app.

You can drive from Albi to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Rose et Paul.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online trip builder.

Getting from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Carcassonne, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Provencal and Espiguette Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais des Papes and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Salin d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, step into the grandiose world of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips