30 days in South of France Itinerary

30 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  5 h
1
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hyeres
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mairie de Cannes (in Cannes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning app.

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nice is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mairie de Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland, Galerie Lifetime Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Sainte-Maxime (Galerie Regard & Kelys), Marines de Cogolin (in Cogolin) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in April, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Golf de Roquebrune Resort, Etangs de Villepey, Marines de Cogolin
Highlights from your plan
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre

6
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
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: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne, Ecuries d'Entrecolles, &more) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Grand Rouveau, Var Lamas, &more). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane, experience rural life at Domaine du Jasson, and trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, expect nights in Hyeres to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Londe Les Maures, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Virtual Room Toulon
Highlights from your plan
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Parc Sainte-Claire ©
Parc Sainte-Claire

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Mystery Games, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Laser game Evolution
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gordes (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, K-Lade, &more), Golf club de Servanes (in Mouries) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the landscape on two wheels at Veloroute Via Venaissia, and get outside with Lafare A Cheval.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Avignon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Avignon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Carpentras, Golf club de Servanes, La Petite Ferme, Lafare A Cheval
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Le Capitole) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip planning tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Toulouse, Mount Perdu, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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