15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport
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Montpellier
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Montpellier

— 6 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Shop till you drop at Le Trouve Tout Du Livre and Place de la Comedie. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Fabre and Abbaye de Valmagne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Cap-d'Agde (Musee Ephebe & Plage de la Grande Conque), Sete (Cimetiere le Py & Phare Saint Louis) and Narbonne (Eglise Saint-Paul, Musee Archeologique, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Maguelone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Roch, enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle, and examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary builder tool.

Newark, USA to Montpellier is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Montpellier is 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Montpellier are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Pierre, savor the flavors at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pape Jean XXII, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet, don't miss a visit to Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), then steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Avignon planning app.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Villa Kerylos for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Eglise de Biot (in Biot). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ville medieval, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in October, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then browse the different shops at Les Docks Village, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavillon M. On your second day here, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then stop by Savonnerie Marseillaise de la Licorne, and then see the interesting displays at Centre de la Vieille Charite.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille road trip planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8: