18 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

18 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
1
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Menton
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musée National Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Lérins Islands and Chapelle du Rosaire. Take a break from Cannes with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through La Croisette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and head outdoors with Plage du Martinez.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannes route planner.

London, UK to Cannes is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Cannes is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Saint-Paul de Vence, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Chapelle du Rosaire
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

4
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime and Chartreuse de la Verne. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de l'Estagnol. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Chateau d'Astros (in Vidauban), Vieille Ville (in Hyeres) and Notre Dame du Mai (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Tahiti Plage, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Paroissiale Notre Dame de l'Assomption, and do a tasting at Chateau Minuty.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Cannes in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de l'Estagnol, Chateau d'Astros, Vieille Ville, Notre Dame du Mai, Chartreuse de la Verne
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice driving holiday planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Verdon
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Fondation Maeght. Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa Kerylos and Haut de Cagnes. Change things up with these side-trips from Menton: Antibes (Musee Picasso & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)), Musee International de la Parfumerie (in Grasse) and Chapelle Saint-Barthélemy (in Montauroux). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Eden Plage Mala, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and stroll through Paloma Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Menton trip builder.

You can drive from Nice to Menton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Menton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Fort de la Ligne Maginot
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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