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

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

Created using Inspirock Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Menton
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Menton
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
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Antibes
— 5 nights
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Cannes
— 7 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport

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Menton

— 4 nights

Pearl of France

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.
Église Saint Veran and Promenade Le Corbusier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman and La Salle des Mariages. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Sainte-Marguerite (in Luceram) and La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, explore the world behind art at Musee du Bastion, don't miss a visit to L'Olivier Millenaire, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Sainte-Marguerite.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Menton online trip maker.

Sydney, Canada to Menton is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Menton to be much hotter, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Matisse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. When in Nice, make a side trip to see La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul in St-Paul-de-Vence, approximately St-Paul-de-Vence away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

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Getting from Menton to Nice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Aix-en-Provence

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Pont d'Avignon will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Musee Granet. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Chateau Feodal de Chateaurenard (in Chateaurenard) and Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, contemplate the long history of Les Lauves, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Antibes

— 5 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Eilenroc and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). Get some cultural insight at Musee Picasso and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee National Fernand-Leger, examine the collection at Musee de la Carte Postale, steep yourself in history at Fort Carre, and make a trip to Place des Arcades.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antibes vacation planning app.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Antibes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Aix-en-Provence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Cannes

— 7 nights

Festival City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Les Jardins du MIP and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Grasse (Parfumerie Galimard, Musee Fragonard, &more), Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, make a trip to Rue Meynadier, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photography.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip maker site.

Cannes is very close to Antibes. In June, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:

Saint-Tropez

— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Domaine La Tourraque, get outside with Cap Taillat, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Paroissiale Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach, take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade, then learn more about the world around you at La Maison des Papillons, and finally learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez holiday planning tool.

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Cannes in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.