22 days in South of France Itinerary

22 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Orgnac-l'Aven
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Puicheric
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Azille
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Rieux Minervois
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Villemoustaussou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Brive-la-Gaillarde
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Arles
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Orgnac-l'Aven

Orgnac-l'Aven ©
Orgnac-l'Aven is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.The Aven d'Orgnac cave is located near the village. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, then explore the stunning scenery at L'Arche de Noe, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau des Roure. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at River and Nature, then see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vogue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Orgnac-l'Aven road trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Orgnac-l'Aven is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Orgnac-l'Aven is 8 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect nights in Orgnac-l'Aven to be a bit cooler, around 47°F, while days are much colder, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Orgnac-l'Aven

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Chateau des Roure, Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, Chateau de Vogue
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
River and Nature ©
River and Nature
Le Pont d'Arc ©
Le Pont d'Arc

1
night
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Ferme du Brusquand, then head outdoors with Parc En Ciel, and then steep yourself in history at Château de Biron. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Orgnac-l'Aven to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil when traveling from Orgnac-l'Aven in May, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Parc En Ciel, Château de Biron, Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, Ferme du Brusquand
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Château de Biron ©
Château de Biron
Grotte du Grand Roc ©
Grotte du Grand Roc

2
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montal, and finally appreciate the views at Autoire Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ville de Martel, take some stellar pictures from Le Rocher du Peintre, and then examine the collection at Musee Zadkine.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rocamadour road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rocamadour can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Pierre, Le Rocher du Peintre, Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Montal, Autoire Valley
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Le Rocher du Peintre ©
Le Rocher du Peintre
Chateau de Montal ©
Chateau de Montal
Ville de Martel ©
Ville de Martel

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayronnes Sculpture Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Source Salee de la Sals.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip maker site .

Drive from Rocamadour to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Puicheric.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Source Salee de la Sals, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
St. Vincent's Church ©
St. Vincent's Church

1
night
Puicheric

Puicheric ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina and then enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puicheric online travel planner .

Puicheric is just a stone's throw from Carcassonne Center. In May in Puicheric, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Azille.

Things to do in Puicheric

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau Saint-Esteve, Moulin d'Omer, Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina, Galerie de la Cabrerisse, Eglise Saint Julien et Sainte Basilisse
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle ©
Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle
Moulin d'Omer ©
Moulin d'Omer

1
night
Azille

Azille ©
Azille is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Azillois or Azilloises.GeographyAzille is located at the foot of the Montagne Noire some 25 km east by north-east of Carcassonne and 25 km west by north-west of Narbonne. On the 9th (Thu), do a tasting at Chateau Guery, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles, take an in-depth tour of Musee Hurepel, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Paraza, then relax in the rural setting at Moulin a Huile de la Restanque, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Grand Moulin.

Planning Azille trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Azille is just a short distance from Puicheric. In May, daily temperatures in Azille can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rieux Minervois.

Things to do in Azille

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Grand Moulin, Musee Hurepel, Moulin a Huile de la Restanque, Chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles, Chateau de Paraza
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Grand Moulin ©
Chateau Grand Moulin
Chateau de Paraza ©
Chateau de Paraza
Chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame de Centeilles

1
night
Rieux Minervois

Rieux Minervois ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Caunes Minervois, then don't miss a visit to Notre Dame du Cros, then make a trip to Carriere de Marbre Rouge du Roy, and finally Head underground at Gouffre geant de Cabrespine.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rieux Minervois visit planner.

Rieux Minervois is very close to Azille. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villemoustaussou.

Things to do in Rieux Minervois

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carcassonne
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Abbaye de Caunes Minervois ©
Abbaye de Caunes Minervois
Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy ©
Carriere De Marbre Rouge Du Roy

2
nights
Villemoustaussou

Villemoustaussou ©
Villemoustaussou is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Voie Verte Mazamet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee du Verre. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Abbaye de Villelongue and then explore the activities along Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Villemoustaussou attractions tool .

Villemoustaussou is very close to Rieux Minervois. May in Villemoustaussou sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Things to do in Villemoustaussou

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Voie Verte Mazamet, Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes, Abbaye de Villelongue, Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat, Musee du Verre
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes ©
Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes
Musee du Verre ©
Musee du Verre
Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat ©
Abbaye Saint Benoit d'en Calcat

3
nights
Brive-la-Gaillarde

Brive-la-Gaillarde ©
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montbrun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Michel des Lions, and finally steep yourself in history at Ardoisieres de Correze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get outside with Lac des Bariousses and then explore the world behind art at Espace Rebeyrolle.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brive-la-Gaillarde road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Villemoustaussou to Brive-la-Gaillarde takes 3 hours. While traveling from Villemoustaussou, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brive-la-Gaillarde, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Arles.

Things to do in Brive-la-Gaillarde

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Lac des Bariousses, Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour, La Sente aux Cochons, Chateau de Montbrun, Espace Rebeyrolle
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lac des Bariousses ©
Lac des Bariousses
Eglise St. Michel des Lions ©
Eglise St. Michel des Lions
Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour ©
Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour

3
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Espace Van Gogh, then experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Camargue Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee Reattu, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, and then do a tasting at Chateau La Coste en Provence.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arles day trip app .

Traveling by car from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Arles takes 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brive-la-Gaillarde in May, with highs in Arles at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arles

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Chateau de Tarascon, Moulin CastelaS, Chateau La Coste en Provence
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Espace Van Gogh ©
Espace Van Gogh
Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon
Musee Reattu ©
Musee Reattu

Similar Plans

24 days in South of France BY A USER FROM CHINA December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in South of France BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in South of France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Geneva, Annecy & South of France BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in South of France, South of Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in South of France & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, relaxing, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in South of France BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans