13 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

13 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur trip itinerary planner

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Avignon
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
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La Palud sur Verdon
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, make a trip to Palais des Papes, and then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon travel route planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Avignon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Bandol (Sentier Littoral & Atlantide), Marseille (The Panier, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and stroll through La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence route planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

La Palud sur Verdon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Verdon-e-Bike, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then trek along L'Imbut.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the La Palud sur Verdon tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to La Palud sur Verdon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Ramatuelle (Cap Taillat, Plage de l'Escalet, &more), Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, get outside with Sublim Sky, trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and cool off at Aqualand Frejus.

Plan my day in Saint-Raphael using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from La Palud sur Verdon to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. While traveling from La Palud sur Verdon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nice

— 3 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 21st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.