30 days in South of France Itinerary

30 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
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Porto, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
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Marseille
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Boston, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Porto, Corsica — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then admire all the interesting features of D81. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip tool.

Getting from Nice to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Avignon.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, and explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary planning tool.

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. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Carcassonne — 3 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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Cavayere, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne itinerary planner.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Sarlat-la-Caneda — 4 nights

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Chateau Feely (in Saussignac) and Bergerac Wine Tours (in Eymet). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, and admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Eco Gliss (in Les Issambres). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, see some colorful creatures with Club de Plongee d'Agay, and experience rural life at La Ferme des Cairns.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael travel route planner.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 4 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Le Cap Lardier), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Port Grimaud (in Grimaud). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc St Bernard, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, see majestic marine mammals with Decouverte du Vivant, and awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hyeres, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Marseille — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Saint Michel Church (in Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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