23 days in South of France Itinerary

23 days in South of France Itinerary

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

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Nice — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Nice is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Nice is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manila in July, expect Nice to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then make a trip to D81. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques de Piana and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Porto dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Escale Aventure (in Saint-Montan) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Avignon driving holiday planner.

Fly from Porto to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) 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.
On the 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the activities along Lac de Cavayere, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, explore the different attractions at Ferme Terroir de Lol, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac.

To find out how to plan a trip to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Vallee des Singes. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou route maker app.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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 (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantide, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary planning tool.

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 July, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 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: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with TakSea, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online travel route planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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