17 days in South of France Itinerary

17 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
2
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
3
Avignon
— 3 nights
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
5
Cannes
— 6 nights

2
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. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Plage de la Faviere) and Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, and learn about winemaking at Domaine La Tourraque.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary website.

Tehran, Iran to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Saint-Tropez due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tehran in July: high temperatures in Saint-Tropez hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage de Jean Blanc
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 12th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Chateau Auzias, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): do a tasting at Chateau Du Donjon, do a tasting at Chateau Canet, learn about winemaking at Chateau Guery, thendo a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Rose et Paul.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Carcassonne, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas ©
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Domaine St. Roch (in Beaumes-de-Venise) and Arnoux et Fils Vignerons (in Vacqueyras). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Domaine du Pegau, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon day trip website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine St. Roch, Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Wine Tours & Tastings
Arnoux et Fils Vignerons ©
Arnoux et Fils Vignerons

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 17th (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thentake in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Henri Bonnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, thenkick back and relax at Plage Lumiere, and finally explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, La Ciotat, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Plage Lumiere ©
Plage Lumiere

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Nice (La Chaise Bleue de SAB, Castel Plage, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through La Croisette, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baie des Milliardaires, visit Le Suquet, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Nice, Antibes, Vallauris, A.I.R. Vallauris, Colgan's Brewery
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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