19 days in South of France Itinerary

19 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France itinerary planner

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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Hyeres
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see La Grande Dune du Pilat in Pyla-sur-Mer, approximately Pyla-sur-Mer away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip builder site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Bordeaux is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in November: high temperatures in Bordeaux hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Carcassonne

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place Carnot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online holiday planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

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 7th (Sun), make a trip to Pont du Gard, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Des Images, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

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.
Step out of Marseille to go to Aix-en-Provence and see Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Hyeres

— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres visit planner.

Getting from Marseille to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hyeres are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Le musée de l’Annonciade, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a tour by water with Agathonis Plongee.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Museums · Spas · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Nice

— 5 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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, and steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19: