8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Riviera - Cote d'Azur trip planner

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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Cassis
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez) and Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Plage de Guerrevieille). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in October; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

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Cassis

— 1 night
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. On the 23rd (Wed), take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, then stroll around Place Baragnon, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cassis online day trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Cassis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In October in Cassis, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nice

— 3 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 a short trip to Le Nomade in Antibes (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place Massena, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Cassis to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.