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

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

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Avignon
— 1 night
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Embrun
— 1 night
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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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.
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Avignon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Embrun.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Embrun

— 1 night
Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Place Eugene Barthelon, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then make a splash at Aquaparc embrun, and finally cool off at Waterworld.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Embrun itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Avignon to Embrun in 3 hours. When traveling from Avignon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Embrun: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Embrun

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas

— 3 nights
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Kids will enjoy Plage de la Faviere and Plage de Jean Blanc. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Heraclee Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, get outside with Plage du Pellegrin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Embrun to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bormes-Les-Mimosas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Promenade des Anglais. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Aqualand Frejus (in Frejus). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, cool off at Aquasplash, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.