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: Bristol
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
+4
train + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Bristol

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marineland and Ludiparc. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, make a splash at Aquasplash, and get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary app .

Bristol, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Ludiparc
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash

3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Azur Park and Plage de l'Escalet. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Le village des Tortues (in Gonfaron), Plage de l'Estagnol (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Aqualand Frejus, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, and find something for the whole family at Aqualand Saint Maxime.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez online vacation builder .

Getting from Nice to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le village des Tortues, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Aqualand Saint Maxime, Plage des Marines, Plage de Gigaro
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Le village des Tortues ©
Le village des Tortues
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip site .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Distillerie A. Blachere, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Family-friendly places like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix), Parc Le Bournat (in Le Bugue) and Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, meet the residents at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, and relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation planner .

Drive from Avignon to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Avignon in July, Sarlat-la-Caneda is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Gouffre de Padirac, Roc de Cazelle, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac

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