11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Memphis, USA to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Nice is 7 hours. Traveling from Memphis in May, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Avignon attractions planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

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 Marseille's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Laser game Evolution (in Les-Pennes-Mirabeau) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). 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, cruise along Route des Cretes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Parc national des Calanques.

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

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier and then kick back and relax at Plage de Guerrevieille.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Find places to stay May 12 — 15: