15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Start: Paris
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Grimaud
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Carcassonne
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Paris

2
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Paris to Nice is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Take a break from Saint-Raphael with a short trip to Massif du Tanneron in Tanneron, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and stop by Catalan Bougie.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Frejus, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Massif du Tanneron
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Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Cap du Dramont ©
Cap du Dramont

3
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Explore Grimaud's surroundings by going to Hyeres (Sentier sous marin, Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, &more).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grimaud online day trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Grimaud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Grimaud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet) and La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marseille visit planner.

Getting from Grimaud to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Calanques, Laser game Evolution
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2
nights
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 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing 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.

Plan trip to Avignon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, La Petite Ferme
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally stop by Cité de Carcassonne.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip site.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

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

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