10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 1 night
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Arles
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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La Rochelle
— 1 night
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Nice — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Springfield, USA to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Nice is 7 hours. Traveling from Springfield in September, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 2 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de l'Assomption, then stroll through Plage de Ghjunchitu, then kick back and relax at Plage de Lozari, and finally explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Calvi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Calvi, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard, see Off-Road Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina.

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You can drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Arles.
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Arles — 1 night

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime.

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You can fly from Bonifacio to Arles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in September, you will find days in Arles are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.
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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 19th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

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Traveling by car from Arles to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle — 1 night

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
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You can fly from Carcassonne to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. When traveling from Carcassonne in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).
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