12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Sisteron
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
L'Alpe-d'Huez
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Grimaud
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Eze
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Sisteron

Sisteron ©
Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. Kids will enjoy Orcieres Merlette Ski and Ski Orcieres Merlette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sisteron: Esf Chabanon (in Selonnet), Orcieres (Winter Parc & Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse) and Station de Ski Reallon (in Reallon). There's still lots to do: cruise along Route du Temps - Time Road, stroll around La Vallee Sauvage, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers de Sisteron.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Sisteron is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get much colder in Sisteron: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to L'Alpe-d'Huez.

Things to do in Sisteron

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Orcieres, Esf Chabanon, La Vallee Sauvage, Station de Ski Reallon
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Station de Ski Reallon ©
Station de Ski Reallon
La Vallee Sauvage ©
La Vallee Sauvage
Esf Chabanon ©
Esf Chabanon

1
night
L'Alpe-d'Huez

L'Alpe-d'Huez ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): head outdoors with ESF Alpe D'Huez, then examine the collection at Musee d'Huez et de l'Oisans, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hit the slopes at Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski.

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You can drive from Sisteron to L'Alpe-d'Huez in 3 hours. In January, L'Alpe-d'Huez is little chillier than Sisteron - with highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in L'Alpe-d'Huez

Outdoors Winter Sports Museums
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ESF Alpe D'Huez ©
ESF Alpe D'Huez
Spas

2
nights
Grimaud

Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Port Grimaud Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Grimaud Karting Loisir, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Michel, then snap pictures at Le Pont des Fees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, then see the interesting displays at Maison du Patrimoine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Maxime.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grimaud travel planner.

Drive from L'Alpe-d'Huez to Grimaud in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from L'Alpe-d'Huez in January, things will get a bit warmer in Grimaud: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eze.

Things to do in Grimaud

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Frejus, Eglise Sainte-Maxime, Maison du Patrimoine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach
Grimaud Karting Loisir ©
Grimaud Karting Loisir

2
nights
Eze

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, then make a trip to Fort de la Revere, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, contemplate the long history of Ruines du Village du Mont Bastide, then cruise along Moyenne Corniche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Eze trip planner.

You can drive from Grimaud to Eze in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Promenade du Soleil, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Moyenne Corniche
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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.
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planning website.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Eze. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Marineland
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Marineland ©
Marineland
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice

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