7 days in South of France Itinerary

7 days in South of France Itinerary

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7 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Cannes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Saint-Tropez
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
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.
Promenade des Anglais has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Vieille Ville and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vars.

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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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nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
You've now added La Croisette to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Le Musee du Parfum, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum Fragonard, then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and finally take a stroll through La Croisette. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cannes trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cannes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and then stroll through St. Tropez Harbor.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint-Tropez when traveling from Cannes in December, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques

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