14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Castellane
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Carcassonne is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

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Marseille

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then laugh and play at Mystery Games, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then experience rural life at Var Lamas, and then make a trip to Collegiale Saint Pierre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online route planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plage des Marines (in Cogolin), Ramatuelle (Tahiti Plage & Cap Taillat) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, get outside with Jets'Cool, take a memorable drive along Moyenne Corniche, and pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael route builder.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

3
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Nice

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip maker.

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

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Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 3rd (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, examine the collection at Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux, and then steep yourself in history at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Castellane tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Castellane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Castellane, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

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Avignon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then do a tasting at Domaine du Pegau, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Manguin. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon travel planner.

Drive from Castellane to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips