39 days in France Itinerary

39 days in France Itinerary

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39 days in France Itinerary

Start: Aix-en-Provence
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Antibes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 30 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Lourmarin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Aix-en-Provence

2
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Bernardin and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Marché provençal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, then cool off at Aquasplash, and finally make a trip to Port Vauban.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes tour planner.

Aix-en-Provence to Antibes is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Massif de l'Esterel
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Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Marché provençal ©
Marché provençal

30
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Port de Cassis, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Les Jardins de Romegas, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Nice (Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, Place Massena, &more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Antibes (Marineland, Musee Picasso, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online trip builder.

Getting from Antibes to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antibes in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nice, Marseille, Antibes, Cannes, Gordes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and then don't miss a visit to Place de l'Horloge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lourmarin.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau des Baux de Provence, Distillerie A. Blachere, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Rocher des Doms ©
Rocher des Doms
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

3
nights
Lourmarin

Lourmarin ©
Lourmarin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourmarin: Chateau de Lacoste (in Lacoste), Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol) and Zoo De La Barben (in La Barben). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin, contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Silvacane, relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, and get in on the family fun at Le Parc des Labyrinthes Géants.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lourmarin travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Avignon to Lourmarin in an hour. July in Lourmarin sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lourmarin

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Roque-d'Antheron, Chateau de Lacoste, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Les Gorges de Regalon, Pont Julien
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin
Zoo De La Barben ©
Zoo De La Barben

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