43 days in South of France Itinerary

43 days in South of France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 7 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
3
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 4 nights
4
Marseille
— 6 nights
5
Apt
— 6 nights
6
Avignon
— 6 nights
7
Carcassonne
— 5 nights

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Cannes (Lérins Islands, Galerie1414, &more) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). There's still lots to do: visit Vieille Ville, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice tour builder app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Nice is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Nice hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Les Jardins Bioves, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Eglise du Sacre Coeur
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

6
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 Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans), Ramatuelle (Domaine La Tourraque & Paroisse de Ramatuelle) and Sainte-Maxime (Kelys, Domaine des Beaucas, &more). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at Total Xscape, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, and don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Domaine Val d'Iris, Eglise St Michel
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Memorial des Guerres en Indochine ©
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

4
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bormes-Les-Mimosas: Pignans (Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame & Sanctuaire Notre-Dame des Anges), Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance, trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and examine the collection at Musee des Automates.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cogolin, Le Lavandou, La Londe Les Maures, Pignans, Chateau d'Astros
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Domaine de la Giscle ©
Domaine de la Giscle
Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance
Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule ©
Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Notre Dame du Mai, Laser Game Evolution Toulon, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Pirates Aventures, browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip website.

Getting from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Apt.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Hyeres, La Valette-du-Var, La Ciotat
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 18:
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

6
nights
Apt

Apt ©
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apt: La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon), Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes (in Seyne les Alpes) and Vieille Eglise (in Bonnieux). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, look for gifts at Bastide du Laval, test your problem-solving skills at Association Ego, and stop by Les Falaises d'Escalade.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Apt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Apt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Apt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cucuron, Cadenet, Bonnieux, Gordes, Les Falaises d'Escalade
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes ©
Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes
Bastide du Laval ©
Bastide du Laval

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Arnoux et Fils Vignerons (in Vacqueyras), Beaumes-de-Venise (Nuances du Sud, Caveau Xavier Vins - Domaine de Beaumalric, &more) and Bibliotheque-Musee Inguimbertine (in Carpentras). The adventure continues: make a trip to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, get your game on at RS ONE Simulations Salle de Jeux en Realite Virtuelle, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Apt to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Avignon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes-de-Venise, Carpentras, Via Ferrata de Cavaillon, Musee du Patrimoine d'Eyragues
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Room Escape Games). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, and explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne road trip website.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse, Mount Perdu
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Chateau Canet ©
Chateau Canet
Room Escape Games
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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