45 days in South of France Itinerary

45 days in South of France Itinerary

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Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux
— 6 nights
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Nice

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and savor the flavors at Azur Wine Tours.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Bilaspur, India to Nice is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

Saint-Raphael

— 5 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans) and San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, explore the ancient world of Barrage de Malpasset, look for all kinds of wild species at Agathonis Plongee, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael road trip planning app.

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 June, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Saint-Tropez

— 6 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer), Hyeres (Vieille Ville, Eglise Anglicane, &more) and Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Cap Taillat, relax and rejuvenate at Tanaka Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, and walk around Domaine du Rayol.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Marseille

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde & Route des Cretes), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Paul Cezanne’s Studio) and Trolib (in Cassis). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Avignon

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roussillon (Ecomusee de l’ocre & Le Sentier des Ocres), Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Eglise St-Trophime) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, identify plant and animal life at Wine Safari, take in the views from Pont du Gard, and learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

Carcassonne

— 5 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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: Musee des Augustins (in Toulouse), Albi (Palais de la Berbie & Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and make a trip to La Porte D'aude.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne vacation maker.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 3 nights
Explore Castelnaud-la-Chapelle's surroundings by going to Musee Murat (in Labastide-Murat) and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle when traveling from Carcassonne in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Bordeaux

— 6 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle), Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Place de la Bourse, do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux day trip planning app.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Bordeaux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14: