13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  6​h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Antibes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  5​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Vieille Ville and Promenade Le Corbusier will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Place Garibaldi and Cemetery of the Old Chateau. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip app .

Cardiff, UK to Nice is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Nice due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cardiff, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Villa Kerylos, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Promenade Le Corbusier
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

3
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Le Suquet. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de l'Escalet and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins. Change things up with these side-trips from Antibes: Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage), Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon) and Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes journey planning website .

Antibes is very close to Nice. In December, daily temperatures in Antibes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Port Grimaud Beach, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore hidden gems such as Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Chateau La Coste en Provence. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Roman Theatre of Orange and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)) and Abbey of Thoronet (in Le Thoronet). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence day trip planning app .

You can drive from Antibes to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Arles, Abbaye du Thoronet, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Histoire de Marseille and Centre de la Vieille Charite. Explore hidden gems such as Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine and Palais Longchamp. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Eglise Saint Pierre & Palais des Papes). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder app .

Marseille is just a short distance from Aix-en-Provence. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avignon, Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine ©

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