14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
4
Montpellier
— 1 night
5
Avignon
— 1 night
6
Marseille
— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vieille Ville and Place Massena. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for cooler days in Nice, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Maison du Patrimoine, have some family-friendly fun at Fun City, and then take in the views from Le Pont des Fees.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael journey maker website.

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. Traveling from Nice in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Fun & Games Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Fun City, Maison du Patrimoine, Le Pont des Fees
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Fun City ©
Fun City
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Maison du Patrimoine ©
Maison du Patrimoine

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 28th (Sat): stroll through Station de Ski Montclar, thenlearn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, thendo a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and finally contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Carcassonne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier day trip site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

1
night
Avignon

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 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Domain du Banneret, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thensnap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

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Traveling by car from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montpellier in December, things will get little chillier in Avignon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trip

Domain du Banneret
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Room Escape Games

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Le Vieux Port. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, &more), Accro Aventures (in Hyeres) and Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, find something for the whole family at Montopoto, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marseille travel route builder app.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Avignon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, Montopoto, Laser game Evolution, Accro Aventures
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne ©
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne
Accro  Aventures ©
Accro Aventures

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