14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h
1
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Menton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Ramatuelle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Castel Plage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Fondazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita, admire the striking features of Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Nice is minus 9 hours. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eze, Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury, Fondazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita, Chapelle du Rosaire
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Chapelle du Rosaire ©
Chapelle du Rosaire
Fondazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita ©
Fondazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita

2
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at La Spiaggetta dei Balzi Rossi and then stroll through Le Calandre Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmes Beach, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Menton sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Menton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Menton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Menton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Calandre Beach, Villa Kerylos, La Spiaggetta dei Balzi Rossi, Promenade Le Corbusier
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Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos

2
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Thoronet and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez online tour planner.

Getting from Menton to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Menton, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ramatuelle.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Grimaud, Abbaye du Thoronet, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Chateau de Grimaud ©
Chateau de Grimaud
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

3
nights
Ramatuelle

Ramatuelle ©
Ramatuelle is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies near St-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime and Gassin. Explore hidden gems such as Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Chateau Minuty and Le Suquet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Ramatuelle with a short trip to Plage de l'Estagnol in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, about 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get outside with Tahiti Plage.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ramatuelle day trip planner.

Ramatuelle is just a short distance from Saint-Tropez. May in Ramatuelle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Ramatuelle

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Le Suquet, Chateau Minuty, Plage de l'Estagnol
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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

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.
Family-friendly places like Plage de la Pointe Rouge and Palais des Papes will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Site Archeologique de Glanum and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Change things up with a short trip to Paul Cezanne’s Studio in Aix-en-Provence (about 36 minutes away). There's more to do: stroll around Parc Balneaire du Prado.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille journey planner.

Getting from Ramatuelle to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Site Archeologique de Glanum, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Palais des Papes, Paul Cezanne’s Studio
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Plage de la Pointe Rouge ©
Plage de la Pointe Rouge
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

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