16 days in South of France & Andorra Itinerary

16 days in South of France & Andorra Itinerary

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16 days in South of France & Andorra Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Le Lavandou, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Avignon, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Arles, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Nice, France

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Old Town (in Antibes) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Antibes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

3
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Tropez: Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & Scuba & Snorkeling). It doesn't end there: get outside with Sentier du Littoral.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez online attractions planner .

Getting from Nice to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Massif de l'Esterel, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

3
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Le village des Tortues. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Certosa di La Verne, and stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Le Lavandou day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Saint-Tropez to Le Lavandou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in April: highs in Le Lavandou hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le village des Tortues
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

2
nights
Marseille, France

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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Foret de Roustagnon, then take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, and then get your game on at Laser game Evolution.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Drive from Le Lavandou to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Foret de Roustagnon
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Laser game Evolution ©
Laser game Evolution

1
night
Avignon, France

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.
On the 16th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at RS ONE Simulations Salle de Jeux en Realite Virtuelle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Avignon travel site .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Avignon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

2
nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo De La Barben, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles trip planner.

Arles is very close to Avignon. In April, daily temperatures in Arles can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Arles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Zoo De La Barben, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Zoo De La Barben ©
Zoo De La Barben
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©

1
night
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandvalira.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Escaldes-Engordany road trip website .

You can drive from Arles to Escaldes-Engordany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Grandvalira ©
Grandvalira

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