22 days in South of France Itinerary

22 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rodez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Train to Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau, Fly to Bonifacio
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive to Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte Airport, Fly to Brisbane

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Moustiers Sainte-Marie

— 2 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 28th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon, admire the masterpieces at Musee Des Tourneurs Sur Bois, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lac de Sainte-Croix. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Sillans-la-Cascade, don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie online trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Moustiers Sainte-Marie reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rodez.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rodez

— 2 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and then examine the collection at Musee Fenaille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Belcastel, and then examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rodez sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Rodez takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in June; daily highs in Rodez reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Chateau de Commarque and Vieux Sarlat will thrill your kids. The Maison Forte de Reignac and Chateau des Milandes will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil side-trips: Lascaux II (in Montignac) and Chateau de Castelnaud (in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market, and walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil vacation app.

Drive from Rodez to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

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

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 3 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Remparts du Chateau and Chateau de Cenevieres. Visit St-Pierre-Toirac Church and Cite Religieuse for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rocamadour: Pont Valentre (in Cahors) and Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets). And it doesn't end there: take in a show at Parc Durandal, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, and get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rocamadour online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rocamadour can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
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. On the 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: attend a concert at Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), take in the history at Château de Salses, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Argeles-sur-Mer when traveling from Rocamadour in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center

— 3 nights
Chateaux de Lastours and Chateau Comtal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie and Domaine Rose et Paul. When in Carcassonne Center, make a side trip to see Abbaye de Fontfroide in Narbonne, approximately Narbonne away.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip maker app.

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne Center in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Plage du Petit Sperone and Grottes de Bonifacio. Take a break from the city and head to Piscines Naturelles de Cavu and Plage de Palombaggia. Get out of town with these interesting Bonifacio side-trips: Porto-Vecchio (Plage de Tamaricciu & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bonifacio holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bonifacio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips