13 days in South of France Itinerary

13 days in South of France Itinerary

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Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Hyeres
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Hyeres
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Muenster

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Hyeres

— 1 night
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier and then soak in style at Pause Serenite. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at Port de Miramar, discover the deep blue sea with Dune La Londe, and then walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hyeres online trip itinerary planner.

Muenster, Germany to Hyeres is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Muenster in November; daily highs in Hyeres reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Moulin Le Pain Blanc, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and wander the streets of The Panier.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 3rd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and finally stroll around Place Gambetta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Avignon

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at La Maison Carree, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Nice

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's much more to do: visit Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice journey maker.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Avignon in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips