14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Eze
— 1 day
Drive
3
Cannes
— 1 night
Drive
4
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Gordes
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
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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.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Place Rossetti, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, Nice is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eze.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Eze

— 1 day
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, and then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eze day trip planning site.

Eze is very close to Nice. In October, daytime highs in Eze are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cannes

— 1 night

Festival City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cannes trip builder tool.

You can drive from Eze to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cannes are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

— 3 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moustiers Sainte-Marie: Chateau de Berne (in Flayosc), Lac de Sainte-Croix (in Aiguines) and Chateau Thuerry (in Villecroze). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Abbaye du Thoronet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Pierre, and don't miss a visit to Centre Ville.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Moustiers Sainte-Marie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Moustiers Sainte-Marie sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Gordes.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gordes

— 2 nights
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo and then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gordes online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Gordes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gordes are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Gordes to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Marseille

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Parc National des Calanques.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marseille travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip