8 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

8 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Aiguines
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Forcalquier
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Avignon
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence
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Arles
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Aix-en-Provence
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Saint-Tropez
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Saint-Raphael
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Antibes
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Aiguines

— 1 night
Aiguines is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Les Guides du Verdon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get great views at Chapelle Saint Pierre, explore the activities along Lac de Sainte-Croix, and then get active on the water at Les Guides du Verdon.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aiguines holiday planner.

Pietra Ligure, Italy to Aiguines is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Aiguines when traveling from Pietra Ligure in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Aiguines

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Forcalquier

— 1 night
Forcalquier is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.Forcalquier is located between the Lure and Luberon mountain ranges, about 30km south of Sisteron and 10km west of the Durance river. Your day by day itinerary now includes Colorado Provencal. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Artemisia Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Colorado Provencal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Forcalquier trip planner.

Drive from Aiguines to Forcalquier in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Forcalquier can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 19th (Wed), do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Forcalquier to Avignon by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. On the 19th (Wed), admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saint-Remy-de-Provence holiday planner.

Drive from Avignon to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Moulin de Daudet and then take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arles online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Arles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the local landmark of Mossy Fountain and then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence tour builder website.

You can drive from Arles to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Neighborhoods
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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. To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez driving holiday app.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Base Nature Francois Leotard.

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You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Antibes

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Bernardin. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Le Nomade, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and then cool off at Aquasplash.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Antibes trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Antibes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.