29 days in Varenna & South of France Itinerary

29 days in Varenna & South of France Itinerary

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Start: Biberach (Riss), Germany
Drive:  6 h 15 min
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Grasse, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Saint-Raphael, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Cassis, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Les Baux de Provence, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Gordes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Valensole, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Bonnieux, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Apt, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
12
Cavaillon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
13
Arles, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Pertuis, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
15
Lourmarin, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Biberach (Riss), Germany

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Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 18th (Sat), admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, view the masterpieces at Il Tornio, shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Giorgio, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Varenna sightseeing planner.

Biberach (Riss), Germany to Varenna is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Traveling from Biberach (Riss) in July, expect Varenna to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Grasse.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Chiesa di S. Giorgio, Villa del Balbianello
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Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi ©
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi

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Grasse, France

Grasse ©
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Loup, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame du Puy, thensee the interesting displays at Musee International de la Parfumerie, thenexamine the collection at Musee Fragonard, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Bijou et du Costume Provencal.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grasse online travel planner.

Drive from Varenna to Grasse in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Grasse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Grasse

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Musee Fragonard ©
Musee Fragonard
Gorges du Loup ©
Gorges du Loup
Musee International de la Parfumerie ©
Musee International de la Parfumerie

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, thenlook for gifts at Catalan Bougie, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Total Xscape.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grasse to Saint-Raphael in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Catalan Bougie ©
Catalan Bougie

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Cassis, France

Cassis
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cassis driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Cassis, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): test your team's savvy at Mystery Games, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thenget to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, thentake an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, ponder the design of Mossy Fountain, thenstop by Cours Mirabeau, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

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Avignon, France

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre, and take a stroll through Place Des Carmes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon vacation planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Pont du Gard, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard

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Les Baux de Provence, France

Les Baux de Provence
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Plan my trip to Les Baux de Provence with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Avignon to Les Baux de Provence in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Les Baux de Provence sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Gordes on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Gordes, France

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Village des Bories.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Gordes journey planner.

Traveling by car from Les Baux de Provence to Gordes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Gordes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Valensole.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites
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Village des Bories ©
Village des Bories

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Valensole, France

Valensole ©
Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plateau de Valensole and then look for gifts at Lavande Angelvin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Faience, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, thenmake a trip to Centre Ville, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Le Petit Port.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Valensole trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Gordes to Valensole takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bonnieux.

Things to do in Valensole

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Moustiers Sainte-Marie, La Citadelle de Sisteron, Librairie De fil en Page, Le Petit Port, Parc Morelon
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La Citadelle de Sisteron ©
La Citadelle de Sisteron
Plateau de Valensole ©
Plateau de Valensole
Lavande Angelvin ©
Lavande Angelvin

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Bonnieux, France

Bonnieux ©
Bonnieux is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Bonnieux is known for wineries, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vieille Eglise, head outdoors with Foret de Cedres, steep yourself in history at Le Fort de Buoux, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonnieux online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Valensole to Bonnieux takes 1.5 hours. In July in Bonnieux, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Apt.

Things to do in Bonnieux

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Menerbes, Lacoste, Le Fort de Buoux
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Chateau de Lacoste ©
Chateau de Lacoste
Foret de Cedres ©
Foret de Cedres
La Cave de Bonnieux ©
La Cave de Bonnieux

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Apt, France

Apt ©
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apt: Simiane-la-Rotonde (Jardin de l'Abbaye de Valsaintes & Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde), Librairie le Bleuet (in Banon) and Mane (Eglise Saint-Andre de Mane, Museum of Salagon, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, don't miss a visit to Bellevue Rock, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Sainte-Anne, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Apt trip planning site.

Apt is just a stone's throw from Bonnieux. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cavaillon.

Things to do in Apt

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mane, Simiane-la-Rotonde, Colorado Provencal, Librairie le Bleuet
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Chateau de Sauvan ©
Chateau de Sauvan
Colorado Provencal ©
Colorado Provencal
Librairie le Bleuet ©
Librairie le Bleuet

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Cavaillon, France

Cavaillon ©
Cavaillon is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to La Collegiale Notre Dame des Anges, Head underground at Grottes de Thouzon, thendon't miss a visit to Waterwheel Circuit, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, take some stellar pictures from Chapelle St Jacques, thenget lost in a book at Mediatheque, and finally explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de Regalon.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cavaillon journey planning tool.

Getting from Apt to Cavaillon by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Arles.

Things to do in Cavaillon

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Les Gorges de Regalon, Grottes de Thouzon, Zoo De La Barben
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Grottes de Thouzon ©
Grottes de Thouzon
Les Gorges de Regalon ©
Les Gorges de Regalon
Waterwheel Circuit ©
Waterwheel Circuit

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Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, thenhead outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, thenidentify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arles trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cavaillon to Arles in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Arles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pertuis.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nimes, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

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Pertuis, France

Pertuis ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Chateau Val-Joanis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at L'Art Chocolatier, learn about winemaking at Domaine Les Perpetus, thenhead outdoors with Lac de Peyrolles, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Vignelaure, and finally do a tasting at Chateau de Clapier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pertuis trip website.

You can drive from Arles to Pertuis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lourmarin.

Things to do in Pertuis

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Clapier, Chateau Vignelaure, Etang de la Bonde, Musee des Arts et des Metiers du vin (Chateau Turcan), Lac de Peyrolles
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Lac de Peyrolles ©
Lac de Peyrolles
Chateau Vignelaure ©
Chateau Vignelaure
Etang de la Bonde ©
Etang de la Bonde

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Lourmarin, France

Lourmarin ©
Lourmarin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Marche de Lourmarin, thenrelax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, thenlook for gifts at Bastide du Laval, and finally examine the collection at Musee Extraordinaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Albert Camus Grave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Silvacane, and then find something for the whole family at Le Parc des Labyrinthes Géants.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lourmarin sightseeing website.

Lourmarin is just a short distance from Pertuis. In August, daily temperatures in Lourmarin can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lourmarin

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cadenet, La Roque-d'Antheron, Musee Extraordinaire
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin
Musee Extraordinaire ©
Musee Extraordinaire

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