15 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Cassis
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, and look for gifts at Le Clos de Laure.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Sacramento, USA to Nice is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Nice is 9 hours. While traveling from Sacramento, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cassis

— 3 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Venture out of the city with trips to Six-Fours-les-Plages (Var Lamas & Collegiale Saint Pierre) and Bandol (Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales & Atlantide). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, take a memorable tour with Trolib, and visit a coastal fixture at Phare Cassidaigne.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cassis journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cassis

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Tropez: Vertical Horizon (in Hyeres) and La Londe Les Maures (Plage de L'Argentiere & Daskalides Chocolatier). The adventure continues: stroll through Plage de l'Escalet, visit Port Grimaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, and kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Getting from Cassis to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Jets'Cool, then make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and finally identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in July: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.