11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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11 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 4 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Suquet and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Gigaro), Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Bacon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online holiday maker .

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Nice is minus 9 hours. In June, Nice is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, La Croix-Valmer, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Plage du Soleil, La Ponche Beach
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Marseille

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.
You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Roman Theatre of Orange. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Marseille hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Carrieres des Lumieres, Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, Palais des Papes, Distillerie A. Blachere
Highlights from your plan
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre

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