12 days in South of France Itinerary

12 days in South of France Itinerary

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12 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London

3
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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Marche Forville in Cannes--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, and steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planner .

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nice. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Marineland, Marche Forville, Jardin du Palais Carnoles, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Step out of Saint-Raphael with an excursion to Plage de Guerrevieille in Grimaud--about 50 minutes away.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de Guerrevieille, Plage du Chateau, Les Gorges du Verdon, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and finally find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marseille online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Route des Cretes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. On the next day, experience rural life at La Petite Ferme and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Avignon day trip planner .

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Petite Ferme, Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

1
night
Carcassonne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

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You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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