13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Gordes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
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.
Le Suquet and Old Harbor (La Darse) will appeal to history buffs. Visit Coco Beach and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Sacre Coeur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice visit planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 17,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Nice is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in Agosto; daily highs in Nice reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eze, Cannes, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Promenade Le Corbusier, Old Harbor (La Darse)
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de la Nartelle, then stroll through Port Grimaud Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Oratoire, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in Setembro, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de la Nartelle, Port Grimaud Beach
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Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, then take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges Du Toulourenc, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and then admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gordes trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Gordes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Setembro in Gordes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Colorado Provencal, Roman Theatre of Orange, Les Gorges Du Toulourenc
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Colorado Provencal ©
Colorado Provencal

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vallon des Auffes and Abbaye de Montmajour. Step out of the city life by going to Route des Cretes and La Calanque de Figuerolles. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Bestouan Beach (in Cassis), Arles (Eglise Sainte-Anne, Eglise St-Trophime, &more) and Moulin de Daudet (in Fontvieille). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, get outside with Calanque du Sugiton, and admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gordes to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In Setembro in Marseille, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, La Ciotat, Bestouan Beach
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour

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