18 days in Cannes, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

18 days in Cannes, Nice & Marseille Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur trip planner
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Cannes
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Cannes — 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Saint-Raphael (Jardin Bonaparte, Total Xscape, &more) and Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marché provençal, don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier, and shop like a local with La Croisette.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cannes road trip tool.

Seville, Spain to Cannes is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 6 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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, admire the sheer force of Cascade de Gairaut, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Bandol (Plage de Renecros, Villa des Flo, &more). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, trot along with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Marseille road trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, Marseille is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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