36 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

36 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
Fly:  28 h
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Uzes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Auckland

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Paris is minus 11 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Pont Julien (in Bonnieux), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin d'Alcinoos, and hike along Parcours de L'Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Arles, Gordes, Domaine de Marotte, Pont Julien
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

2
nights
Uzes

Uzes ©
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. On the 9th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Musee 1900, snap pictures at Pont du Gard, don't miss a visit to Place aux herbes, thenstop by Green Market Uzes, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin médiéval. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Domaine Deleuze-Rochetin, explore the fascinating underground world of Aven Grotte Forestiere, thenlearn about winemaking at La Gramiere - Wine Truck, and finally see the interesting displays at Un Siecle de Roulottes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uzes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Uzes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Aven Grotte Forestiere
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Aven Grotte Forestiere ©
Aven Grotte Forestiere
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard
Un Siecle de Roulottes ©
Un Siecle de Roulottes

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), Cassis (Calanques, Bestouan Beach, &more) and La Ciotat (Plage Lumiere, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Plateau de Valensole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, and walk around Parc Saint Mitre.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Uzes to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, Cassis, La Ciotat, Plateau de Valensole
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Plateau de Valensole ©
Plateau de Valensole
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Gigaro) and Moulin de Paillas (in Ramatuelle). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Capte, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and get outside with Plage du Pin de Galle.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Pradet, La Croix-Valmer, La Londe Les Maures, Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule, Moulin de Paillas
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud), Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime) and Saint-Aygulf (Plage de la Galiote & Etangs de Villepey). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois, admire the natural beauty at Cueillette du Rocher, and stroll through Plage de la Baumette.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael journey planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Frejus, Saint-Aygulf, Cueillette du Rocher, Zipline, Port Grimaud Beach
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Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Etangs de Villepey ©
Etangs de Villepey

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Parc de Vaugrenier (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Antibes (Villa Eilenroc & Musée d'Archéologie). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice route tool.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Parc de Vaugrenier
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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