8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Nice

— 2 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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and look for gifts at Le Clos de Laure.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Nice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Nice is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 69°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Cité de Carcassonne.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip planner.

Fly from Marseille to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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