15 days in Marseille & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Marseille & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Fly
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Marseille
Drive
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Cassis
— 1 night
Drive
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Six-Fours-les-Plages
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Porquerolles Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to La Londe-les-Maures, Taxi to Grimaud
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Grimaud
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille
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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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Paris to Marseille is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Marseille reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Cassis

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Cassis Forest, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l’Arene, then stroll through Bestouan Beach, and finally cast your line with Peche. Calanques. Com.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Cassis in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Six-Fours-les-Plages

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de Pitie, trek along Calanque la Galere, learn about winemaking at Domaine Lou Capelan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Verne, and finally experience rural life at Var Lamas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Coudou Parc, take a tour by water with Sanary Jet Ski, go for a stroll along the water at Port Sanary sur Mer, then appreciate the history behind Tour de Sanary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Six-Fours-les-Plages online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cassis to Six-Fours-les-Plages in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Six-Fours-les-Plages sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Porquerolles Island.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Porquerolles Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Saint Agathe, then head outdoors with Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Anne, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Villa Carmignac, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then go for a stroll along the water at Le port de l'ile de Porquerolles, and finally get outside with Plage Notre Dame.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porquerolles Island trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Porquerolles Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grimaud.

Things to do in Porquerolles Island

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Grimaud

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Fri), learn about winemaking at Domaine des Beaucas, settle in for a delightful tour with Les Traits de Provence, then head outdoors with Cascade de L'Aille, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Saint Roux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, then get all the equipment you need at Jet 007, then explore by horseback at La Mene, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine de la Giscle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grimaud journey website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Porquerolles Island to Grimaud in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Grimaud sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), get a new perspective on things with Wave Azur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, then make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Troupes de Marine. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, cruise along Moyenne Corniche, then get a dose of the wild on Forcerie Vial, then trot along with Les POUN'S EN Herbe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Les Gorges du Blavet.

Plan trip to Saint-Raphael with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Tete de Chien and Coco Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mala Beach Coastal Path and Video Top Jump. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Port de Garavan (in Menton), La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence (in Vence) and Marina de Villeneuve-Loubet (in Villeneuve-Loubet). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Citadelle Saint-Elme, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges du Cians, get outside with Grotte du Lazaret, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 2 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, get the adrenaline pumping with AirVertical, then walk around Parc St Bernard, and finally make a trip to Tour des Templiers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hyeres online holiday builder.

Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Hyeres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Marseille

Gateway to Provence

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
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.

Iles d'Hyeres travel guide

3.7
Outdoor Activities · National Parks · Beaches