10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly to Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Drive to Argeles-sur-Mer
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, then explore the historical opulence of Château de Salses, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnou, and finally walk around Promenade du Front de Mer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Argeles-sur-Mer online tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Argeles-sur-Mer is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Argeles-sur-Mer due to the time zone difference. In August in Argeles-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) 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 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Carcassonne trip site.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through La Tonnara Beach, and then stroll through Plage De Roccapina.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio road trip app.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bonifacio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

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 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Nartelle, then visit Port Grimaud, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, and then kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Fly from Bonifacio to Saint-Tropez in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. September in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice trip builder app.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in September: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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