16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: La Ciotat (Scuba & Snorkeling & Route des Cretes), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cassis). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Marseille is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Marseille is 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: highs in Marseille hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Calanques ©
Calanques

2
nights
Avignon

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, thensnap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, thentake in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, and finally trek along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon road trip planning app.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 7th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, thenmake a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, and then contemplate the long history of La Citadelle d'Entrevaux. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Castellane vacation app.

Getting from Avignon to Castellane by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Castellane can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, La Citadelle d'Entrevaux
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Cap Taillat (in Ramatuelle), Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, head outdoors with Jets'Cool, stop by Catalan Bougie, and pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online attractions planner.

Drive from Castellane to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Castellane in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Saint-Tropez, Chateau de Grimaud, Plage de Gigaro, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Jets'Cool ©
Jets'Cool

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Lérins Islands). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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