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: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Menton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at mille et un miels and Marche des Halles de Menton. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Menton: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild & Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike) and Eze (La cité médiévale & Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Sacre Coeur, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and don't miss a visit to Promenade Maurice Rouvier.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Menton driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Menton is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Menton. In October in Menton, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

3
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
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. Shop till you drop at Fondation Carmignac and Villa Noailles. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at L'Avenue 83, take in the dramatic natural features at Presqu'ile de Giens, look for gifts at Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, and hunt for treasures at Marche sur Bormes les Mimosas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hyeres tour planner.

You can drive from Menton to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hyeres are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandol, Plage de Guerrevieille, Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, Les Murs Vegetaux, L'Avenue 83
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Presqu'ile de Giens ©
Presqu'ile de Giens
L'Avenue 83 ©
L'Avenue 83
Le Moulin de l'Esquirol ©
Le Moulin de l'Esquirol

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
For shopping fun, head to La Ferme du Vallon Velaux or Marche aux Fleurs. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Ballon 2 Rouge (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Tapiezo (in Roussillon). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

Before you visit Aix-en-Provence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, Tapiezo, Palais des Papes, Ballon 2 Rouge, La Ferme du Vallon Velaux
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
La Ferme du Vallon Velaux ©
La Ferme du Vallon Velaux
Ballon 2 Rouge ©
Ballon 2 Rouge

4
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Avenue Jean Medecin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, &more). There's still lots to do: pick up some local products at Marche Forville, view the masterpieces at A.I.R. Vallauris, look for gifts at L'Antre des Delices, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cannes online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Cannes, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Cagnes-sur-Mer, A.I.R. Vallauris
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Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya ©
Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya

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