15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France visit planner

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Drive
1
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Piana, Corsica
— 1 night
Drive
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Nice
— 4 nights

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Avignon

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais, then learn about winemaking at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, do a tasting at La Cave Famille Perrin, then do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, then learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon online driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Avignon is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Avignon is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Carcassonne

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Rennes le chateau. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge). Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Narbonne (Musee Archeologique, Via Domitia of Narbonne, &more), Rennes-le-Chateau (Tour Magdala, Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, &more) and Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Gruissan). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral and steep yourself in history at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, get outside with Plage du Grand Sperone, then head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, then get outside with Plage de Saint-Antoine, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Rondinara, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip planner.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Piana.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Piana, Corsica

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Plage de Bussaglia, then get interesting insight from Tours, then trek along Sentier des Muletiers, and finally don't miss a visit to Calanques de Piana.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Piana trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Piana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Piana are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Piana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Calvi, Corsica

— 2 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 27th (Mon), get outside with Wild Machja, get outside with Epir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Couvent Saint-Dominique, then stroll through Plage Ile Rousse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Aregno Beach, see some colorful creatures with Algajola Sport et Nature, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral St. Jean Baptiste, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Calvi online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Piana to Calvi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Calvi are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Nice

— 4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de la Mariniere and Promenade du Soleil. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica St. Michel and Old Harbor (La Darse). Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Chapelle de la Garoupe & Old Town), Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nice road trip planning website.

You can fly from Calvi to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2: