17 days in South of France Itinerary

17 days in South of France Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse
— 1 night
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Biarritz

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia.

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Papeete, French Polynesia to Biarritz is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Papeete in April; daily highs in Biarritz reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then don't miss a visit to Porte Cailhau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, then snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Girondins.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 1 night

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Font de Gaume, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Bemberg, then steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, and finally get curious at Aeroscopia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Toulouse trip builder tool.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Toulouse are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, don't miss a visit to Fort Saint-Elme, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and finally stop by Quartier du Moure.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Argeles-sur-Mer holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Argeles-sur-Mer can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

— 1 night
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
On the 23rd (Fri), get outside with Les cabanes de cacharel, see the interesting displays at Musee Baroncelli, enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online road trip planner.

Getting from Argeles-sur-Mer to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 1 night
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Gorges de l'Ardeche, and then Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc route maker.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nice

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Le Suquet, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip planning app.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 1 night
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, then kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi.

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You can fly from Nice to Calvi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Calvi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 1 night
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then steep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally take in the waterfront at Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip planner.

You can drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

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 29th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, then walk around Parc Borely, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip website.

Fly from Bonifacio to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks