8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marseille
— 2 nights
2
Nice
— 4 nights

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: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Paroisse Cath├ędrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, cruise along Route des Cretes, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille travel route site.

San Francisco, USA to Marseille is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Marseille is 9 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Palais des Papes, Calanques, Paroisse Cath├ędrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Route des Cretes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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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