16 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

16 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Bus to Le Lavandou - Gare Routière, Ferry to Porquerolles Island
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Porquerolles Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Six-Fours-les-Plages
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Saint-Tropez

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Relax by the water at Plage de l'Escalet and Port Grimaud 1 Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Plage de Saint-Clair) and Plage de L'Argentiere (in La Londe Les Maures). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Cap Taillat, don't miss a visit to Cap Camarat, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and stroll through Plage de la Nartelle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez road trip planning site.

Geneva, Switzerland to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Porquerolles Island.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Porquerolles Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Saint Agathe, get outside with Plage Notre Dame, then take in the waterfront activity at Le port de l'ile de Porquerolles, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Courtade.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porquerolles Island vacation planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Saint-Tropez to Porquerolles Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Porquerolles Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Six-Fours-les-Plages

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Route des Cretes and Atlantide. Take a break from the city and head to Ile des Embiez and Ile du Gaou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Six-Fours-les-Plages: Calanque d'En-Vau (in Cassis), Presqu'ile de Giens (in Giens) and Hyeres (Plage de l'Almanarre, La Route du Sel, &more).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Six-Fours-les-Plages day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Porquerolles Island to Six-Fours-les-Plages in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. August in Six-Fours-les-Plages sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Escape the urban bustle at TakSea and San Peyre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cap du Dramont and Jets'Cool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, don't miss a visit to Site de Malpasset, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael planner.

Traveling by car from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Six-Fours-les-Plages in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Promenade du Paillon and Grotte de Saint-Cezaire. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de la Mariniere and Promenade du Soleil. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Grasse (Gorges du Loup & Musee Fragonard) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). And it doesn't end there: hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Harbor (La Darse), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice trip maker tool.

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. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.