21 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Paris Itinerary

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21 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Paris Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Avignon
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Step out of Nice to go to Villeneuve-Loubet and see Waterskiing & Jetskiing, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice attractions planning site .

Los Angeles, USA to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Step out of Saint-Raphael to go to Grimaud and see Plage de Guerrevieille, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner .

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Plage du Chateau, Plage de Guerrevieille, Aqueduc romain
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Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, stroll through Plage La Capte, look for gifts at Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary app .

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Hyeres sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le Pradet, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
La plage ©
La plage
Plage du Pradeau ©
Plage du Pradeau

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Le Cassetin du Diable, & more), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more) and Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner .

Getting from Hyeres to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Laser game Evolution, Foret de Roustagnon
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, then do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally make a trip to Palais des Papes. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at La Petite Ferme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo, and finally go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avignon online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gordes, Carrieres des Lumieres, La Petite Ferme, Mines de Bruoux, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour planner .

You can take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in October, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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