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

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

Created using Inspirock Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur itinerary maker

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

Route & dates

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Cannes
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Menton
— 5 nights
3
Marseille
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
4
Avignon
— 5 nights
5
Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Vieille Ville, Palais Lascaris, & more) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Biot, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Gabel.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cannes trip maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Cannes is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, VinAzur - Vins de provence
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

5
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Menton: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, & more), Eze (La cité médiévale, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, & more) and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille (in Chateauneuf-Villevieille). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Bioves, explore the world behind art at Villa les Camelias, look for gifts at Au Pays du Citron, and steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Menton holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Menton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eze, Promenade Le Corbusier, Villa Kerylos, Villa les Camelias
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, wander the streets of The Panier, and get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille tour planner.

Traveling by car from Menton to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Route des Cretes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Laser game Evolution
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), & more) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, and experience rural life at La Petite Ferme.

Find out how to plan Avignon trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Gordes, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Carrieres des Lumieres, La Petite Ferme
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

6
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Le Lavandou (Jet 007 & Domaine de l'Anglade), Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne, Notre Dame De Constance, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, walk around Domaine du Rayol, partake in some friendly competition at Total Xscape, and do a tasting at Domaine La Tourraque.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez journey website .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Saint-Tropez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Cogolin, Le Lavandou, Domaine du Rayol
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Domaine de la Giscle ©
Domaine de la Giscle
Scuba & Snorkeling

Similar Plans

45 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Carcassonne BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Monte-Carlo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy, France & Scottish Highlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM SOMALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Paris & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Ghent & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans