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

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

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

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Gorges du Verdon and Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette (in Le Lavandou) and Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Grimaud Castle, get outside with Cap Taillat, kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Saint-Tropez. In May in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, Les Gorges du Verdon, Domaine Sainte Marie
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Cap Taillat ©
Cap Taillat
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palais du Pharo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Route des Cretes, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michel, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip website .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calanques, Route des Cretes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, don't miss a visit to Vaison la Romaine, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Avignon holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Vaison la Romaine, Carrieres des Lumieres, Kayaking & Canoeing, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Vaison la Romaine ©
Vaison la Romaine
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
On the 29th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, then try for a hole-in-one at L'Aventure Mini Golf, and finally admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer route planning site .

You can drive from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, L'Aventure Mini Golf
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Musee National Fernand-Leger (in Biot). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, stroll around Colline du Chateau overlook, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planner.

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, La Croisette, Musee National Fernand-Leger, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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