29 days in South of France Itinerary

29 days in South of France Itinerary

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29 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Marseille
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Grimaud
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Nice
— 9 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Bucharest

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rade de Toulon (in Toulon), Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat) and Avignon (Place Crillon, Palais des Papes, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, hike along Sentier Littoral, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marseille tour itinerary website.

Bucharest, Romania to Marseille is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Marseille is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bucharest in February, with highs in Marseille at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Virtual Room Toulon, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Rade de Toulon
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

6
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grimaud: Notre Dame De Constance (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Hyeres (Notre Dame de Consolation, Eglise Anglicane, &more) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Grimaud tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Grimaud by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Marseille in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Grimaud. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Grimaud

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Cogolin, Hyeres, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Saint-Tropez
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Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Domaine des Beaucas ©
Domaine des Beaucas

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Seillans (La Ferme des Cairns & Domaine Val d'Iris) and LES POUN'S EN HERBE (in Montauroux).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Frejus, Seillans, Golf de Roquebrune Resort, Etangs de Villepey, LES POUN'S EN HERBE
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins), Cannes (Galerie1414, Monuments aux Morts, &more) and Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Galerie Gabel, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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