11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Avignon
— 1 night
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights

2
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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

Memphis, USA to Nice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Nice is 7 hours. Traveling from Memphis in May, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Avignon

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.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, thentake in the views from Pont d'Avignon, thensample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Avignon attractions planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, cruise along Route des Cretes, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Route des Cretes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Laser game Evolution
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier and then kick back and relax at Plage de Guerrevieille.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Guerrevieille, Massif du Tanneron, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Le Cap Lardier
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Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Notre Dame d‘Afrique ©
Notre Dame d‘Afrique

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