28 days in South of France Itinerary

28 days in South of France Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Alet les Bains
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Avignon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Birmingham

4
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kids will enjoy Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: Grotte du Grand Roc (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil), Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix) and Parc Le Bournat (in Le Bugue).

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Birmingham, UK to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in July: highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alet les Bains.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Ribagnac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Les Gourmandises de Lucco, Gouffre de Padirac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

1
night
Alet les Bains

Alet les Bains
Alet-les-Bains is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region in southern France.GeographyAlet-les-Bains is located near a hot springs in Aude in the south of France. For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alet les Bains road trip app.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Alet les Bains by car takes about 3.5 hours. July in Alet les Bains sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Castellane on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Alet les Bains

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Les Gorges du Verdon and Bureau des Guides de Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Castellane side-trips: Lac d'Allos (in Allos) and Andon (Ecole de Trial Happy & Station de Ski L'Audibergue).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Castellane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alet les Bains to Castellane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Alet les Bains in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Castellane: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andon, Lac d'Allos, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos

5
nights
Nice

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.
Attractions like Promenade des Anglais and Vieille Ville make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Palmes Beach (in Menton), Plage du Ponteil (in Antibes) and Plage du Midi (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, stroll through Eze Sur Mer Strand, make a trip to Place Massena, and kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

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Drive from Castellane to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Castellane, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes, Palmes Beach, Eze Sur Mer Strand, Plage du Midi
Highlights from your plan
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cap-Sea and Lérins Islands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Grotte de Saint-Cezaire (in Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus and see Esterel Aventures.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip builder tool.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, Saint-Raphael is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, Aqualand Frejus, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire ©
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Family-friendly places like Route du Sud and Plage d'Aiguebelle will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Lavandou: HPCO - Location Barques Electriques (in Port Grimaud) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Sylvabelle). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Anglade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Route du Sud, HPCO - Location Barques Electriques
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

4
nights
Marseille

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.
Attractions like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Calanques make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau), La Ciotat (L'Eden Boat, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Le Bois des Lutins and kick back and relax at Plage de Renecros.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel site.

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Laser game Evolution, Le Bois des Lutins, Plage de Renecros, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Calanques ©
Calanques

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Moulin CastelaS), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Golf Grand Avignon and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Golf Grand Avignon, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Arenes de Nimes
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes

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