13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Antibes
— 3 nights
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
4
Marseille
— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastère de Cimiez and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Vieille Ville and Promenade Le Corbusier will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Cemetery of the Old Chateau in Menton, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and make a trip to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nice holiday planning website.

Cardiff, UK to Nice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cardiff in December, you will find days in Nice are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Promenade Le Corbusier, Villa Kerylos, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Tourrettes-sur-Loup
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

3
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Port Grimaud Beach and Plage de l'Escalet. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Venture out of the city with trips to Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antibes trip maker app.

Drive from Nice to Antibes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Haut de Cagnes, Port Grimaud Beach, Plage de l'Escalet, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Chateau La Coste en Provence and Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Vieil Aix and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Eglise St-Trophime, &more), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Abbaye du Thoronet (in Le Thoronet). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Antibes to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Arles, Roman Theatre of Orange, Abbaye du Thoronet
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Longchamp and Cathédrale La Major. Let the collections at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume) and Avignon (Basilique Saint Pierre & Palais des Papes). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Centre de la Vieille Charite, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avignon, Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine
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Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine ©
Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine

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