7 days in South of France Itinerary

7 days in South of France Itinerary

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7 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13​h
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12​h
End: Ottawa

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marseille online tour planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, Marseille is a bit warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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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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