32 days in South of France Itinerary

32 days in South of France Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Biarritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Larrau
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Rodez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Avignon
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  3 h
9
Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon. On the next day, get great views at Clocher Observatoire, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to La Rochelle is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Plage de Chatelaillon, Plage de la Grande Conche, Le phare de chassiron, Phare des Baleines
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines ©
Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines
Plage de la Grande Conche ©
Plage de la Grande Conche

3
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Cote des Basques and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Get in touch with nature at Plage d'Hendaye and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Biarritz to Ciboure to see Digue de Socoa about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Sentier du Littoral, enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz, take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Biarritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Larrau.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, River Rafting & Tubing, Digue de Socoa, Plage d'Hendaye
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
River Rafting & Tubing
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

1
night
Larrau

Larrau ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Passerelle d'Holzarte. On the 5th (Fri), Head underground at Grotte de La Verna, then get outside with Les Gorges de Kakuetta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally snap pictures at Passerelle d'Holzarte.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Larrau online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Larrau takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Larrau

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sainte-Engrace
Highlights from your plan
Passerelle d'Holzarte ©
Passerelle d'Holzarte
Les Gorges de Kakuetta ©
Les Gorges de Kakuetta
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste

4
nights
Argeles-sur-Mer

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. Step out of the city life by going to Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet and Gorges de Galamus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sentier du Littoral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argeles-sur-Mer: Grotte des Canalettes (in Villefranche-de-Conflent), Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan) and Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, stroll through St-Cyprien Plage, contemplate the long history of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Argeles-sur-Mer trip planner.

Getting from Larrau to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perpignan, Collioure, Gorges de Galamus, Scuba & Snorkeling, Grotte des Canalettes
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St-Cyprien Plage ©
St-Cyprien Plage
Spas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and Grotte de Clamouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux), Cathedrale St-Just (in Narbonne) and Plage de la Grande Conque (in Cap-d'Agde). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne journey planner.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Carcassonne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Albi, Grotte de Niaux, Grotte de Clamouse, Cathedrale St-Just, Plage de la Grande Conque
Highlights from your plan
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Grotte de Clamouse ©
Grotte de Clamouse
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

3
nights
Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte de Dargilan and Le Canyon de Bozouls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Village de Conques and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rodez: Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques), Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie) and Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Eulalie.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rodez trip builder app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Rodez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Carcassonne in June; daily highs in Rodez reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Conques, Grotte de Dargilan, Le Canyon de Bozouls, Eglise Sainte-Eulalie, Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Village de Conques ©
Village de Conques
Le Canyon de Bozouls ©
Le Canyon de Bozouls

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 in touch with nature at Gorges de l'Ardeche and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and La Grotte des Demoiselles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry), Bois de Paiolive (in Les Vans) and Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Grotte de la Salamandre, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, take in nature's colorful creations at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, and explore the world behind art at Musee du Colombier.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planning site.

Drive from Rodez to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Rodez in June, expect Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Musee du Colombier, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Grotte de la Cocalière
Highlights from your plan
Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac

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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.
Get outdoors at Mt Ventoux and Colorado Provencal. Explore hidden gems such as Cirque de Navacelles and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Mines de Bruoux (in Gargas), Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Carbonniere.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Avignon day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arles, Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, Horseback Riding Tours, Chateau de Grignan, Tour Carbonniere
Highlights from your plan
Mt Ventoux ©
Mt Ventoux
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Cirque de Navacelles ©
Cirque de Navacelles

4
nights
Calvi, Corsica

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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nonza Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Les Calanche Cliffs and Nature Reserve of Scandola. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Corte (Restonica Trail & Lac du Melo), Museu Musica (in Pigna) and Le Popeye (in Saint Florent). There's still lots to do: hike along Gorges de la Restonica, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Julie, and take in the waterfront activity at Galeria Marina.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Calvi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Calvi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Calvi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Corsica, Corte, Galeria, Nonza, Couvent Saint-Dominique
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Nonza Beach ©
Nonza Beach

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
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.
On the 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina, stroll through La Tonnara Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sutta Rocca Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calvi in June, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Bonifacio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
Highlights from your plan
La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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