15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Bus:  6 h
1
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Lacoste
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Arles
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Marsilly
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Calanque d'En-Vau, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Aix-en-Provence due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Aix-en-Provence, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Marseille, Calanque d'En-Vau, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanque d'En-Vau ©
Calanque d'En-Vau
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de la Faviere & Fort de Bregancon), Plage de la Nartelle (in Sainte-Maxime) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Plage de Jean Blanc). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, head outdoors with Cap Taillat, stroll through Plage des Oursinieres, and trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lacoste.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Cap Taillat, Plage de la Nartelle, Plage de Sylvabelle
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage des Salins ©
Plage des Salins
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

1
night
Lacoste

Lacoste
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lacoste vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Lacoste takes 2.5 hours. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Arles.

Things to do in Lacoste

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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night
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, then explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arles day trip site.

Getting from Lacoste to Arles by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Arles sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Arles

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Step out of Sarlat-la-Caneda to go to Lascaux and see Le Regourdou, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, head outdoors with Airparc Perigord, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and stop by Cenac Perigord Loisirs.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Arles to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Arles in September, Sarlat-la-Caneda is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Marsilly.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Montignac, Le Regourdou, Chateau de Castelnaud, Cenac Perigord Loisirs, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

1
night
Marsilly

Marsilly ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at L'Autruche de Laurette, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priorale Saint Pierre, and then play a few rounds at Golf de La Pree La Rochelle.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marsilly driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Marsilly in 4 hours. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsilly: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Marsilly

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Golf de La Pree La Rochelle ©
Golf de La Pree La Rochelle
Priorale Saint Pierre ©
Priorale Saint Pierre
L'Autruche de Laurette ©
L'Autruche de Laurette

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes) and Rue Meynadier (in Cannes). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, stroll through Blue Beach, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Marsilly to Nice with the Route module. Traveling from Marsilly in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antibes, Rue Meynadier, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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