14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly to Marseille, Train to Avignon - Gare TGV, Bus to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ajaccio, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 2 nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau des Roure and Maison de la Lavande - Domaine Lavandais. Get outdoors at Grotte de la Salamandre and Gorges de l'Ardeche. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc road trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. On the 3rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Argeles-sur-Mer route builder site.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Argeles-sur-Mer in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, then make a trip to Rennes le chateau, and then examine the collection at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Carcassonne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach, see Off-Road Tours, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio online visit planner.

Fly from Carcassonne to Bonifacio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Carcassonne in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Bonifacio, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Ajaccio, Corsica

— 1 night
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get outside with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires, then trek along Sentier des Douaniers, and finally get outside with Canyoning Corse.

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Getting from Bonifacio to Ajaccio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Bonifacio, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ajaccio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors · Adventure · Trails · Parks

Calvi, Corsica

— 2 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then head outdoors with Vallée du Fango, and then get a new perspective on things with Galeria Marina. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Village abandonné d'Occi, enjoy the sand and surf at Aregno Beach, then stroll through Plage de Bodri, and finally head outdoors with Plage de Ghjunchitu.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Calvi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ajaccio to Calvi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La cité médiévale and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Calvi to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips