33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Marseille
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Marseille
— 1 day
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Saint-Gervais
— 4 nights
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Uzes
— 1 night
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Vers-Pont-du-Gard
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Nimes
— 1 night
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Orange
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Les Baux de Provence
— 2 nights
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 2 nights
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Arles
— 1 night
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Gordes
— 1 night
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Cavaillon
— 1 night
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Cassis
— 2 nights
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La Roque-sur-Ceze
— 2 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 3 nights
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Menerbes
— 1 night
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Miramas
— 2 nights
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Vitrolles
— 1 night
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Marseille — 1 day

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 21st (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip app.

Wilmington, USA to Marseille is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Wilmington in June, expect Marseille to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Saint-Gervais.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Saint-Gervais — 4 nights

Saint-Gervais is known for wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Domaine Clavel, view the masterpieces at La Tour de Guet, and delve into the distant past at Oppidum Saint Vincent.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Gervais trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Gervais in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uzes.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Uzes — 1 night

Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Un Siecle de Roulottes, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Artisanale Meduz, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin médiéval, and finally admire the striking features of Le Duche.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uzes visit planner.

You can drive from Saint-Gervais to Uzes in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vers-Pont-du-Gard.
Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Vers-Pont-du-Gard

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vers-Pont-du-Gard trip planner.

Vers-Pont-du-Gard is just a stone's throw from Uzes. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll set off for Nimes on the 26th (Sun).
Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Nimes — 1 night

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nimes trip builder.

You can drive from Vers-Pont-du-Gard to Nimes in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Orange — 4 nights

Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange: La Ferme aux Crocodiles (in Pierrelatte), Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan) and Room Escape Games (in Valence). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, delve into the distant past at Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange, and don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orange online journey builder.

Drive from Nimes to Orange in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Orange, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Avignon — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Orange to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Aix-en-Provence — 2 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then visit Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Les Baux de Provence.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Les Baux de Provence — 2 nights

Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then examine the collection at Musee des Santons, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, then experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, and then tee off at Golf de Servanes.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Les Baux de Provence online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Les Baux de Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Les Baux de Provence can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Saint-Remy-de-Provence — 2 nights

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. On the 6th (Wed), browse the fresh offerings at Wednesday morning market, then delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and then delve into the distant past at Les Antiques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet, don't miss a visit to Van Gogh Walk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Remy-de-Provence online sightseeing planner.

Saint-Remy-de-Provence is just a short distance from Les Baux de Provence. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arles.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Arles — 1 night

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, steep yourself in history at Theatre Antique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Arles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Arles, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Gordes.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Gordes — 1 night

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 9th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Vieille Ville de Gordes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gordes trip website.

Traveling by car from Arles to Gordes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Gordes sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cavaillon.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Cavaillon — 1 night

Cavaillon is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, explore the activities along Partage Des Eaux, then don't miss a visit to Waterwheel Circuit, and finally view the masterpieces at retouR De Voyage.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cavaillon trip builder app.

Cavaillon is very close to Gordes. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Cassis — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis, get up close to creatures of the deep with Atlantide, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, then stroll around Parc du Mugel, and then cruise along Route des Cretes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cassis trip planner.

Drive from Cavaillon to Cassis in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cassis are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Roque-sur-Ceze.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

La Roque-sur-Ceze — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet, then head outdoors with La Ballade du Val de Ceze, and then head outdoors with The Concluses Lussan. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Roch, then Head underground at Aven Marzal, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Montan.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Roque-sur-Ceze day trip app.

Drive from Cassis to La Roque-sur-Ceze in 2.5 hours. In July in La Roque-sur-Ceze, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer — 3 nights

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Change things up with a short trip to Domaine de Sylvereal in Vauvert (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online trip builder.

Traveling by car from La Roque-sur-Ceze to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 2 hours. In July in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Menerbes.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Menerbes — 1 night

Ménerbes is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, a walled village on a hilltop in the Luberon mountains, foothills of the French Alps.Rural Vaucluse was described by author Marcel Pagnol in such novels as Manon des Sources, a hardscrabble peasant life in a declining economy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee du Tire-Bouchon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lacoste.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Menerbes online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Menerbes takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Menerbes are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Miramas.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Miramas — 2 nights

Miramas is known for shopping, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Domaine de Sulauze, make a trip to Aqueduc de l'horloge, contemplate the long history of Pont de la Roquette, and look for gifts at Molinard Parfums.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miramas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Menerbes to Miramas takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Miramas are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Vitrolles.
Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Vitrolles — 1 night

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vitrolles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miramas to Vitrolles takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Vitrolles can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).
Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.