29 days in South of France Itinerary

29 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Cassis
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Arles
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
5
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Rocamadour
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
End: London

4
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. We've included these beaches for you: Plage du Petit Sperone and Plage de Saint-Cyprien. Get in touch with nature at plage de Tamaricciu and Grottes de Bonifacio. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi, Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), &more) and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) (in Zonza). There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio tour planner.

London, UK to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Porto-Vecchio at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles)
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Get some historical perspective at Eglise de Sant'Antonino and Citadelle de Calvi. You'll get in some beach time at Punta Spano and Arinella and Algaio Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calvi: Eglise de la Nativite de Casamaciolli (in Casamaccioli), Plage de Ghignu (in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Calvi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Calvi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cassis.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corsica, Eglise de la Nativite de Casamaciolli, Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Plage de Ghignu, Phare de la Pietra
Highlights from your plan
Punta Spano ©
Punta Spano
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach

1
night
Cassis

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cassis trip planning app.

Getting from Calvi to Cassis by combination of flight and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Arles.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Port de Cassis ©
Port de Cassis

3
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Eglise St-Trophime and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime). Salin d'Aigues-Mortes and Chateau des Baux de Provence will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Arles: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée), Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Site Archeologique de Glanum & Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole) and Espiguette Beach (in Le Grau-du-Roi). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique.

Start your trip to Arles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Cassis to Arles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Arles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Aigues-Mortes, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Espiguette Beach, Chateau des Baux de Provence
Highlights from your plan
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

4
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

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. Get some cultural insight at Chateau d'Allegre (Potence historique) and La Maison des Artisans. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte de la Salamandre and Reserve Bisons d'Europe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Aven Armand (in Hures-la-Parade) and Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Coucouz'Art, explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and examine the collection at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Arles to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aven Armand, Coucouz'Art, Reserve Bisons d'Europe, Chateau d'Allegre (Potence historique), Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Highlights from your plan
Aven Armand ©
Aven Armand
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Reserve Bisons d'Europe ©
Reserve Bisons d'Europe

4
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Comtal and Château de Salses. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Queribus and Chateau Royale de Collioure are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Viaduc de Millau (in Millau), Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan) and Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide & Cathedrale St-Just). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Peyrepertuse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Narbonne, Chateau de Peyrepertuse, Viaduc de Millau, Cathedrale St-Jean, Chateau de Queribus
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Michel, take a stroll through Place du Vigan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then snap pictures at Pont Vieux, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albi trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Albi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Albi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Abbaye Saint-Michel
Highlights from your plan
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie
Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux

3
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Grotte du Pech-Merle are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Village de Conques and Verrerie du Quercy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rocamadour: Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres), Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques) and Eglise Notre-Dame aux Neiges (in Aurillac). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes and steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rocamadour online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albi to Rocamadour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Conques, Chateau de Cenevieres, Verrerie du Quercy, Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, Eglise Notre-Dame aux Neiges
Highlights from your plan
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie ©
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy

5
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sauveterre and Plage. Get some historical perspective at Clocher Observatoire and Eglise Saint-Pierre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re), Le phare de chassiron (in Saint-Denis d'Oleron) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Le Grand Defi. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at Château de Talmont, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, steep yourself in history at Dolmen de la Frebouchere, and walk around Parc Floral et Tropical de la Court d'Aron.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rocamadour to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rocamadour, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne, Saint Martin de Re, Plage, Plage des Conches, Reserve Naturelle Michel Brosselin
Highlights from your plan
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Plage des Conches ©
Plage des Conches
Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron

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