21 days in South of France Itinerary

21 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France itinerary planner
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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Porto, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Fly
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Nice — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette) and Wine Shop Flacons Divins (in Antibes). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): cruise along Torra d'Omigna, then admire all the interesting features of D81, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Gorges de Spelunca, then explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana, then stroll through Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs.

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You can fly from Nice to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 2 nights

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 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in November; daily highs in Avignon reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

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 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the activities along Lac de Cavayere, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then explore the different attractions at Ferme Terroir de Lol, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carcassonne in November, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou — 1 night

On the 25th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chasseneuil-du-Poitou travel route builder app.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In November in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques and then sample the tasty concoctions at Biere de la Plaine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Atlantide.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille online tour planner.

You can fly from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in November, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Nikki Beach (in Ramatuelle), Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baumette, get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and get outside with Sublim Sky.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael visit planner.

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 November in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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