14 days in South of France & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in South of France & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
2
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
5
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 2 nights

2
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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 27th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): hit the slopes at Station de Ski Montclar, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Toulouse online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Toulouse is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Toulouse is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Toulouse are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Mount Perdu, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Room Escape Games

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Avignon, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, thensnap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avignon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Avignon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Avignon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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Marseille, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau), Aix-en-Provence (Mystery Games, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Musee des Chantiers Naval, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning tool.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Avignon in December: highs in Marseille hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Laser game Evolution, Saint Michel Church
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Nice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, La Croisette, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpe San Michele, pause for some photo ops at Madonna del Calciatore, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distilleria Rossi d’Angera, and finally take an in-depth tour of House of The Resistance. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Veronica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna, thenbrowse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro, thenlook for gifts at Stresa Museum Store, and finally explore the galleries of Palazzo Borromeo.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lake Maggiore trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Lake Maggiore in 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in Lake Maggiore hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stresa, Verbania
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna ©
Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna
Distilleria Rossi d’Angera ©
Distilleria Rossi d’Angera

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