31 days in South of France Itinerary

31 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France trip planner

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Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Bilaspur

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Nice

— 6 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Musee Picasso (in Antibes), La Croisette (in Cannes) and La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Bilaspur, India to Nice is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bilaspur to Nice, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans) and San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, stop by Catalan Bougie, explore the galleries of Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Saint-Tropez

— 4 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville & Parc St Bernard). There's still lots to do: get outside with Cap Taillat, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera, stroll around Domaine du Rayol, and see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier.

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

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Marseille

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Trolib (in Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Avignon

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, and make a trip to La Nef solaire.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Carcassonne

— 3 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.
Step out of Carcassonne with an excursion to Grotte de Niaux in Niaux--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, get to know the fascinating history of Place Carnot, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Bordeaux

— 4 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.
Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, explore the activities along Vieux Port, take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat, and make a trip to Place Parlement.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30: