22 days in South of France Itinerary

22 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Jakarta

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Nice

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: visit Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Nice is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in July; daily highs in Nice reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Nice to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carcassonne, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wineries

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then make a trip to Pont du Gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Avignon holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and then get interesting insight from Trolib.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 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 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hyeres

— 3 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc) and Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Vertical Horizon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Argentiere, and head outdoors with Sentier sous marin.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
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: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Ramatuelle (Cap Taillat & Tahiti Plage). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, explore the activities along Les Gorges du Verdon, and make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips