15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, do a tasting at Chateau Canet, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, then do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Du Donjon.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Carcassonne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Carcassonne to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

3
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Avignon

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, don't miss a visit to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains, admire the natural beauty at Jardin d'Alcinoos, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon travel route builder app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, wander the streets of The Panier, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marseille tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ferme Allexandre (in Callian), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Sainte-Maxime (Jardin Botanique des Myrtes & Plage de la Nartelle). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, stroll through Abel Baliff Beach, kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois, and explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Nice

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Villa Eilenroc) and Le Petit Vigneau Winery (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip builder website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips