32 days in South of France Itinerary

32 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 4 nights
5
Marseille
— 4 nights
6
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
7
Nice
— 5 nights
8
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights

2
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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 Vertical T'air Parachutisme (in La Teste-de-Buch), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Beaurang & Chateau Cantenac) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and learn about winemaking at Chateau de Reignac.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux online attractions planner.

Durham, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, Bordeaux is a bit cooler than Durham - with highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Vertical T'air Parachutisme, Chateau de Reignac, La Grande Dune du Pilat
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Vertical T'air Parachutisme ©
Vertical T'air Parachutisme
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

4
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Ville de Martel (in Martel) and Aquarium du Perigord Noir (in Le Bugue). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder tool.

Drive from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Gouffre de Padirac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 to go to Port Leucate and see Leucate Jet Ski, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Leucate Jet Ski, Mount Perdu
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

4
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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to La Maison Carree (in Nimes), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and experience rural life at La Petite Ferme.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Avignon online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, La Maison Carree, Les Vignerons de Tavel, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
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: Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Marseille online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Route des Cretes, Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

4
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 Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer), Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Hyeres (AirVertical & Parc St Bernard). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with Marine Air Sport, visit Port Grimaud, take in the waterfront activity at Marines de Cogolin, and do a tasting at Domaine de la Giscle.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Hyeres, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres
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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

5
nights
Nice

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Parachute Ascensionnel Juan les Pins (in Juan-les-Pins), Lesgeckos (in Vence) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, look for gifts at La Cave de Stephane, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Lesgeckos, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Seillans (Domaine Val d'Iris & La Ferme des Cairns), Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, glide through the air with Parachute Saint Raphael, test your problem-solving skills at Active Escape, and appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint-Raphael, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Seillans, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Active Escape, Les Gorges du Verdon, Etangs de Villepey
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Parachute Saint Raphael ©
Parachute Saint Raphael

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