60 days in South of France Itinerary

60 days in South of France Itinerary

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60 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28 h
1
Biarritz
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bordeaux
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Gordes
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Saint-Tropez
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Nice
— 12 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Explore Biarritz's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Itxassou), Hendaye (Chateau Observatoire Abbadia & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Chapelle aux Icones. (in Cambo les Bains). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de la Milady, stroll through Plage de l'Uhabia, look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Biarritz trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Biarritz is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Biarritz due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in October since evenings lows in Biarritz dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guethary, Bidart, Cambo les Bains, Hendaye, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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 Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion), Lac de Gurson (in Villefranche-de-Lonchat) and Lac Jemaye Regional Park (in La Jemaye). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bordeaux trip maker.

You can drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Chateau Paloumey, Chateau Cantenac, Vignobles Dubard, Lac de Gurson
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferme Andrevias (in Sorges), Chateau de Puyguilhem (in Villars) and Brantome Police Horses & Friends (in Saint-Pancrace). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Front, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Hautefort, Ferme Andrevias, Cite Religieuse
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux), Toulouse (Place du Capitole, Cite de l'espace, &more) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, and trek along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planning website .

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Toulouse, Mount Perdu, Grotte de Niaux, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5
nights
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: Plage du Cavaou (in Fos-Sur-Mer), Domaine de la Palissade (in Salin de Giraud) and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone (Visite des Calanques & Plage Napoleon). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, explore by horseback at L'Ecurie de l'Auberge Cavaliere du Pont des Bannes, take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer road trip planning app .

Drive from Carcassonne to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, Plage du Cavaou, Domaine de la Palissade, The Camargue
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Plage du Cavaou ©
Plage du Cavaou
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©

6
nights
Gordes

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Explore Gordes' surroundings by going to Avignon (Musee du Petit Palais, Palais des Papes, &more), Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, head outdoors with K-Lade, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gordes tour itinerary app .

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Gordes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Gordes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Avignon, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Mt Ventoux, Mines de Bruoux
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Cassis (Cape Canaille & Calanques) and Marseille (Abbaye Saint Victor, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Foret de Roustagnon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Gordes to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, Cassis, La Ciotat, Carrieres des Lumieres, Foret de Roustagnon
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

6
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Tropez: Saint-Raphael (Calanque de Maubois & Les Balcons du Cap Roux), Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier, Le Photophore - Poterie de la bergerie, &more) and Plage du Pradeau (in Giens). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint-Tropez, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Saint-Raphael, Le Lavandou, Sainte-Maxime, La Croix-Valmer
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Abel Baliff Beach ©
Abel Baliff Beach

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Saint Roch (in Sospel), Cannes (Vieux Port, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Mt Boron, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Saint-Tropez in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Eze, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Vieux-Village
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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