36 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

36 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Uzes
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Paris

City of Light

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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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5
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Avignon

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)), Pont Julien (in Bonnieux) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, make a trip to Collegiale Notre Dame des Anges, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Avignon trip website.

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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2
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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, then stop 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, then learn 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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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5
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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

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: Cassis (Calanques, Bestouan Beach, &more), Marseille (Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more) and La Ciotat (Plage Lumiere, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, stroll around Parc Saint Mitre, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, and don't miss a visit to Plateau de Valensole.

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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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: Plage du Pin de Galle (in Le Pradet), Moulin de Paillas (in Ramatuelle) and La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Gigaro). 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, trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and stroll around Parc Sainte-Claire.

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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 1 Beach (in Port Grimaud), Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime) and Saint-Aygulf (Plage de la Galiote & Etangs de Villepey). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, stroll through Abel Baliff Beach, and do a tasting at Chateau Paquette.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael travel planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Nice

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Antibes (Villa Eilenroc & Musée d'Archéologie) and Parc de Vaugrenier (in Villeneuve-Loubet). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Mt Boron, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Place Massena.

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 · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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