15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marseille
— 4 nights
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
3
Cannes
— 6 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Cours Mirabeau, &more), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier & Vieille Ville). There's lots more to do: stop by The Panier, view the masterpieces at Maison de la Boule, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and don't miss a visit to Maison de l'Echevin de Cabre.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online trip itinerary builder.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Marseille is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Marseille, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marseille, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Angladon. Palais des Papes and Chateau de Lourmarin will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). The adventure continues: make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Chateau de Lourmarin, Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

6
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Do your shopping at La Croisette and Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Nice (Musée Marc Chagall, Palais Lascaris, &more) and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands, examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and explore the galleries of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cannes, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Antibes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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