15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France itinerary planner
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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Hyeres
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Nice — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Le Monastere Fortifie & Lérins Islands) and Le Nomade (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Marineland, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Rochester, USA to Nice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rochester to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyeres.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hyeres — 3 nights

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage La Capte, stroll through Plage noire du Langoustier, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Hyeres.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hyeres trip maker website.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyeres, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Marseille — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marseille online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, see Esterel Aventures, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips
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