8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France planner

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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Marseille

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: La Londe Les Maures (Plage de L'Argentiere & Dune La Londe), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Var Lamas & Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole) and Bestouan Beach (in Cassis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Marseille is 6 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in August, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Avignon

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Loc-Ebike, then don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Avignon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nice

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: visit Vieille Ville, make a splash at Aquasplash, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip