15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 3 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 2 nights

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nice is 1 hour. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

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 Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Saint-Tropez (Église Paroissiale Notre Dame de l'Assomption, Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule, and head outdoors with Cap du Dramont.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online trip builder.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Frejus, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres
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Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule ©
Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and stop by La Chocolaterie Marseillaise.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Musee Departemental Arles Antique), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, thensnap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Carnot, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

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You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge) ©
Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge)

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