11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Nice

— 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Les Petites Porcelaines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. Change things up with a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and stroll through Paloma Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Saint-Tropez

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, then stroll through Plage de l'Escalet, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be little chillier, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Albin Jacumin, look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Marseille

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10: