15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castellane: La Citadelle d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux), Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon) and Presbytère (in Puget Theniers). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, make a trip to Lac d'Allos, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Castellane holiday planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Castellane is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Castellane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for much warmer days in Castellane, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Lac d'Allos, La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, Route des Cretes La Palud, Presbytère, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, thendo a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Castellane to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Distillerie A. Blachere, Carrieres des Lumieres
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thencruise along Route des Cretes, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Marseille day trip app.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Route des Cretes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf), Lac de Saint-Cassien (in Tanneron) and Plage du Pellegrin (in La Londe Les Maures). There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, and cool off at Aqualand Frejus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael road trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Plage du Pellegrin, Plage de l'Estagnol
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage du Pellegrin ©
Plage du Pellegrin

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice itinerary website.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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