13 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & South of Spain Itinerary

13 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & South of Spain Itinerary

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13 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannes, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Chateau de Berne has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sat), go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, stroll through La Ponche Beach, then do a tasting at Chateau de Berne, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse de Ramatuelle, and finally kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro and then admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planning app .

Newark, USA to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de Gigaro, Chateau de Berne
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St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
La Croisette has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Le Suquet and then make a trip to Les Murs Peints.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Cannes sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Old Town
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

3
nights
Nice, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coco Beach, Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Castel Plage. On the 14th (Mon), go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tete de Chien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cannes to Nice by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Nice sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Tete de Chien, Old Harbor (La Darse), Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Jardines de los Reales Alcazares has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de los Reales Alcazares, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take an in-depth tour of Las Duenas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Nice to Seville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Nice in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Los Cahorros, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip maker .

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Los Cahorros
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
La Madraza ©
La Madraza

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get outdoors at Playa La Carihuela and Playa de la Cala Mijas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malaga Cathedral and Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. Go for a jaunt from Malaga to Mijas to see Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Malaga.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Malaga attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mijas, Playa La Carihuela
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Malaga ©
Museo de Malaga
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

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