34 days in South of France Itinerary

34 days in South of France Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux route builder site.

Berlin, Germany to Bordeaux is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Vertical T'air Parachutisme ©
Vertical T'air Parachutisme
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 28th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, get interesting insight from Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then walk around Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bordeaux in September since evenings lows in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

4
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Toulouse (Le Capitole, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), stroll around Place Gambetta, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in September since evenings lows in Carcassonne dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

4
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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Eglise St-Trophime). Dedicate the 6th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon day trip website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

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: Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Trolib (in Cassis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, cast your line with Peche. Calanques. Com, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille travel planner.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

6
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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier & Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens), Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, &more) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Fort de Bregancon & Domaine Sainte Marie). There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with Adventure Sports Saint Tropez, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pampelonne, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, and stop by Port Grimaud.

Discover how to plan a Saint-Tropez trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
When in Saint-Raphael, make a side trip to see Domaine Val d'Iris in Seillans, approximately Seillans away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, stroll through Calanque de Maubois, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. October in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cap-Sea ©
Cap-Sea
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

6
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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (Galerie1414, Lérins Islands, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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