15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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15 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Rodez
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Athens

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner .

Athens, Greece to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Sarlat-la-Caneda is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rodez.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Cathedrale St-Front, Chateau de Hautefort, Chateau de Castelnaud, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque

2
nights
Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at L'Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy and then wander the streets of Village de Conques. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Belcastel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, and then examine the collection at Musee Soulages.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rodez trip builder app .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Rodez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, you will find days in Rodez are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Conques, Chateau Belcastel
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Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Village de Conques ©
Village de Conques
Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cité de Carcassonne and Château de Salses. Get some historical perspective at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Chateau Comtal. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Chateau de Castelnou (in Castelnou), Cathedrale St-Just (in Narbonne) and The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal) (in Collioure). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Rodez to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rodez in July, with highs in Carcassonne at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Just, Chateau Royale de Collioure, Chateau de Castelnou, Château de Salses
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at plage de Tamaricciu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Aix-en-Provence to Porto-Vecchio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

3
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Get some historical perspective at Village abandonné d'Occi and Citadelle de Calvi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Calanche Cliffs and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Calvi to Palasca to see Plage de l'Ostriconi about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola and make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Calvi trip planning website .

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Calvi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Calvi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Corsica, Plage de l'Ostriconi
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Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Scuba & Snorkeling

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