22 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

22 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Grimaud
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Grimaud
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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Grimaud — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grimaud: La Londe Les Maures (Dune La Londe & Plage de L'Argentiere), Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair & Plage de Jean Blanc) and Aquavillage Parc (in Hyeres).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grimaud online journey planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Grimaud is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Christchurch in September, plan for much warmer days in Grimaud, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.
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Cassis — 4 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: Porquerolles Island (Plage d'Argent & Plage Notre Dame), Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Gaou & Ile des Embiez). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Trolib, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Plage du Capelan, and take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cassis trip planner.

Getting from Grimaud to Cassis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Vieux Port, Lérins Islands, &more) and Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice tour planner.

You can drive from Cassis to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 5 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Lac de Saint-Cassien), Riviera Nature (in Grasse) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), and get in on the family fun at Aqualand Frejus.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.
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