20 days in South of France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

20 days in South of France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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20 days in South of France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

Start: Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Balazuc, France
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 15 min
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Cassis, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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Le Lavandou, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Tourtour, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Toulouse, France

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
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.
On the 19th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Theatre du Capitole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame de la Daurade, then explore the activities along Garonne, then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): savor the flavors at Marche Victor Hugo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Chateau Saint Louis, then stop by Delices de Tunis, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Augustins.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Toulouse. In June in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau Saint Louis
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France

Cordes-sur-Ciel ©
On the 21st (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac and then stroll through Nature-Escapade. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Fashion Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sainte-Cecile Cathedral of Albi, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cordes-sur-Ciel trip maker site .

Getting from Toulouse to Cordes-sur-Ciel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Balazuc.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Nature-Escapade, Forteresse de Najac
Highlights from your plan
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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Balazuc, France

Balazuc ©
Balazuc is a French commune in the Ardèche department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southern France.The village has been labelled a "Village of Character" by the Departmental Committee of Tourism. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at La Maison des Artisans, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Viel Audon, and then examine the collection at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Balazuc online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cordes-sur-Ciel to Balazuc takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Balazuc

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Natural History Museum of The Ardeche ©
La Maison des Artisans ©
La Maison des Artisans

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
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. On the 24th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at L'Appart des Filles, Head underground at Grotte de la Salamandre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet, and finally stop by Chocolaterie A. Morin.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary planner .

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is very close to Balazuc. June in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cascades du Sautadet, Chocolaterie Morin, Grotte de la Salamandre, L'Appart des Filles, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Highlights from your plan
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

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Avignon, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Arenes de Nimes. On your second day here, get great views at Le Sentier des Ocres, view the masterpieces at Tapiezo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Avignon route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Trails Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Arenes de Nimes
Highlights from your plan
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

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Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Calanque de Figuerolles as well as Calanques. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Calanque de Figuerolles. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee National de la Marine and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis.

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Cassis is just a short distance from Marseille. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Musee National de la Marine, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Port de Cassis ©
Port de Cassis

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Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Citadelle - Museum of maritime history and Villa Noailles. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Cavaliere. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres), Daskalides Chocolatier (in La Londe Les Maures) and Cave de la Capte (in Hyeres). There's lots more to do: stroll through Plage de l'Anglade, stop by Maison des Confitures, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Le Lavandou road trip website .

You can drive from Cassis to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tourtour.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Hyeres, Daskalides Chocolatier, Chartreuse de la Verne, Plage de l'Estagnol
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

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Tourtour, France

Tourtour ©
Tourtour is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 5th (Thu), Head underground at Les Grottes de Villecroze, take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Sillans, then look for gifts at adenya, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbey of Thoronet. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Domaine Saint Jean de Villecroze, get your bearings at Maison des Vins Cotes de Provence, and then stroll the grounds of Rhône American Cemetery and Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tourtour trip planning website .

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Tourtour in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Le Lavandou in July: highs in Tourtour hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Tourtour

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villecroze, Abbaye du Thoronet, Maison des Vins Cotes de Provence, Les Cascades de Sillans, Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Saint Jean de Villecroze ©
Domaine Saint Jean de Villecroze
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet
Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, then take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice route builder app .

You can drive from Tourtour to Nice in 2 hours. Traveling from Tourtour in July, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince), then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monaco-Ville itinerary planning site .

Monaco-Ville is just a short distance from Nice. In July, daily temperatures in Monaco-Ville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino Square ©
Casino Square

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