12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Cassis
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Cassis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cassis

— 3 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Explore Cassis' surroundings by going to Notre Dame du Mai (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat) and Villa des Flo (in Bandol). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, look for gifts at Le Cassetin du Diable, and get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cassis trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Cassis is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cassis is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Cassis hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 12th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around Domaine du Rayol, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Le Cap Lardier, head outdoors with Cap Taillat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Remarquable l'Hardy - Denonain, and finally take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cassis to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Tropez when traveling from Cassis in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Catalan Bougie, then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Club de Plongee d'Agay, then trek along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, then take in the awesome beauty at San Peyre, and finally don't miss a visit to Site de Malpasset.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saint-Raphael trip simple and quick.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Nice

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Île Sainte-Marguerite, La Croisette, &more). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Place Massena, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Beaches
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.