12 days in South of France Itinerary

12 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Castellane
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
Drive
4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Fly
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Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Nice

— 2 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.
Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and stop by Vieille Ville.

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Nice is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Skopje in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castellane

— 1 night
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Castellane online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nice to Castellane in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, expect nights in Castellane to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 1 night
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc and then take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc journey site.

Getting from Castellane to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online vacation planner.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in August: high temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

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

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 1 night

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rocamadour trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Calvi.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calvi, Corsica

— 3 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and Nature Reserve of Scandola. Venture out of the city with trips to Galeria (Vallée du Fango & Galeria Marina) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Calvi journey planning site.

Getting from Rocamadour to Calvi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Rocamadour in August, Calvi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio attractions planning app.

Getting from Calvi to Bonifacio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bonifacio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches