6 days in South of France Itinerary

6 days in South of France Itinerary

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6 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice online driving holiday planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Jardins Bioves, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Eglise du Sacre Coeur
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, then test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Games, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon, then have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Marseille, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Virtual Room Toulon, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Musee des Chantiers Naval
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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