11 days in France & Sanremo Itinerary

11 days in France & Sanremo Itinerary

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11 days in France & Sanremo Itinerary

Start: Lourdes, France
1
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Sanremo, Italy
— 2 nights
End: Sanremo, Italy

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. You've now added Musée de Cire to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and then admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée de Cire and then see the interesting displays at Château de Pau.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. In August, daytime highs in Lourdes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Château de Pau
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne vacation planner .

Getting from Lourdes to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lourdes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cathédrale La Major
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Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Marseille, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and then take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Samena and then step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Avenue Jean Medecin
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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Nice, France

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.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Musee Matisse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sanremo.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee Matisse ©
Musee Matisse
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

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Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo ©
On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Statua della Vittoria. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro, then look for gifts at La Tana del Bianconiglio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio).

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Sanremo trip planner .

You can drive from Nice to Sanremo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sanremo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)
Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro ©
Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro

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