8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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8 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

3
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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to St. Tropez Harbor (in Saint-Tropez), Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Chateau de Grimaud) and Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, stroll through Plage noire du Langoustier, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip itinerary app .

Minneapolis, USA to Hyeres is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Hyeres, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimaud, Saint-Tropez
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Kirche, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Camargue, and then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Camargue
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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Horseback Riding Tours

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