9 days in South of France Itinerary

9 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rochester
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  15 h 45 min
1
Cannes
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Orange
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Beynac-et-Cazenac
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Rochester

1
night
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 31st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour planning website.

Rochester, USA to Cannes is an approximately 15- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rochester to Cannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Cannes are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eze, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

2
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Musee Aeronautique d'Orange, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, then do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, then examine the collection at Musee de la Base aerienne 115, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orange Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee Albert-Andre, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Notre Dame et Saint Paul, then examine the collection at Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Bizard.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orange trip website.

Drive from Cannes to Orange in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Orange are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beynac-et-Cazenac.

Things to do in Orange

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau Bizard, Musee Albert-Andre, Cathedrale Notre Dame et Saint Paul, Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur
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Musee Aeronautique d'Orange ©
Musee Aeronautique d'Orange
Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur ©
Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur
Musee Albert-Andre ©
Musee Albert-Andre

1
night
Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac-et-Cazenac ©
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune.The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages of France).GeographyThe commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda.HistoryHistorically the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then stroll through Grotte du Grand Roc, then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beynac-et-Cazenac route planner.

Traveling by car from Orange to Beynac-et-Cazenac takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. In June, Beynac-et-Cazenac is a bit cooler than Orange - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Chateau des Milandes
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

2
nights
Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Memorial du Camps D'Argeles-sur-Mer, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermitage Notre-Dame de Vie, then head outdoors with Battle Archery, and finally do a tasting at Banyuls l'Etoile.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Argeles-sur-Mer online journey planner.

You can drive from Beynac-et-Cazenac to Argeles-sur-Mer in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beynac-et-Cazenac in June since evenings lows in Argeles-sur-Mer dip to 64°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Narbonne, Banyuls l'Etoile
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Memorial du Camps D'Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Memorial du Camps D'Argeles-sur-Mer
Via Domitia of Narbonne ©
Via Domitia of Narbonne
Banyuls l'Etoile ©
Banyuls l'Etoile

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