48 days in South of France Itinerary

48 days in South of France Itinerary

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Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Montpellier
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
La Rochelle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Ajaccio, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Ahmedabad

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Gorges du Verdon and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Nikaia Glisse. Change things up with a short trip to Massif du Tanneron in Tanneron (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice tour planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Massif du Tanneron, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Les Gorges du Verdon, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Presqu'ile de Giens and Plage Notre Dame. Get in touch with nature at Les Grottes de Villecroze and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines), Cogolin (Sentier Botanique & Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole) and Cape Canaille (in Cassis). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, hike along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, stroll through Foret de Roustagnon, and explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cogolin, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Bandol, Lac De Sainte Croix, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Provencal and Mt Ventoux. Step out of the city life by going to Parc National des Calanques and Calanques. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon), Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes and contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, Avignon is slightly colder than Hyeres - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Mt Ventoux, Colorado Provencal, Calanques, Le Sentier des Ocres
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Mt Ventoux ©
Mt Ventoux
Colorado Provencal ©
Colorado Provencal
Calanques ©
Calanques

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorges de l'Ardeche and Grotte de la Salamandre. Visiting Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Grotte de la Cocalière will get you outdoors. Step out of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc with an excursion to Escale Aventure in Saint-Montan--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Le Pont d'Arc, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc route planner.

Getting from Avignon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. November in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Escale Aventure, Grotte de la Cocalière
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Escale Aventure ©
Escale Aventure

4
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Escape the urban bustle at Promenade a Cheval La Marisma and Aven Armand. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Cirque de Navacelles (in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte des Demoiselles, admire the natural beauty at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, take in the dramatic natural features at Grotte de Clamouse, and contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Montpellier visit planner.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Pic Saint-Loup, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Aven Armand, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Cirque de Navacelles ©
Cirque de Navacelles
La Grotte des Demoiselles ©
La Grotte des Demoiselles

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and Abbaye de Fontfroide. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte de Niaux and Gorges d'Heric. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet), Musee Toulouse-Lautrec (in Albi) and Grotte des Canalettes (in Villefranche-de-Conflent). And it doesn't end there: visit Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte de Niaux, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, Gorges d'Heric
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Gorges d'Heric ©
Gorges d'Heric
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine

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nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grotte du Pech-Merle and La Foret des Singes. Step out of the city life by going to Grotte de Font de Gaume and Les Grottes de Maxange. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Pont Valentre (in Cahors), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Grottes de Lacave (in Lacave). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, explore the fascinating underground world of Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, and get engrossed in the history at Oradour-sur-Glane.

Make your Sarlat-la-Caneda itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Foret des Singes, Pont Valentre, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Grotte de Font de Gaume, Chateau de Beynac
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Pont du Diable and Phare des Baleines. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Saint Martin de Re (Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re & Clocher Observatoire), Caserne de Brouage (in Hiers-Brouage) and Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and visit a coastal fixture at Le phare de chassiron.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in November, La Rochelle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Le phare de chassiron, Le Pont du Diable, Caserne de Brouage, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
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Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Le Pont du Diable ©
Le Pont du Diable
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle

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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lac du Melo. Get in touch with nature at Plage de Lozari and Nature Reserve of Scandola. Change things up with these side-trips from Calvi: Plage de Ghjunchitu (in Corbara), Vallée du Fango (in Galeria) and Phare de la Pietra (in Ile Rousse). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Desert des Agriates.

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Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Calvi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Corsica, Plage de Ghjunchitu, Plage de Lozari, Vallée du Fango, Lac du Melo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Desert des Agriates ©
Desert des Agriates

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Ajaccio, Corsica

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like D81 and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Sentier des Douaniers and Tour Genoise De Capanella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ajaccio: Camping d'Arone (in Piana), Lac de Tolla (in Tolla) and Coti-Chiavari (La Plage D Argent & Plage Cupabia). It doesn't end there: get outside with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires.

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Drive from Calvi to Ajaccio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Piana, Coti-Chiavari, Lac de Tolla, Tour Genoise De Capanella
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Plage D Argent ©
La Plage D Argent
Plage Cupabia ©
Plage Cupabia

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Get in touch with nature at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Grottes de Bonifacio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Plage du Petit Sperone, &more), Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Piscia di Gallu (in Zonza). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu, trek along Gorges de la Restonica, and stroll through Plage de Santa Giulia.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio visit app.

Drive from Ajaccio to Porto-Vecchio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Zonza, Corsica
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Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) ©
Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gorges de la Restonica ©
Gorges de la Restonica

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