5 days in South of France Itinerary

5 days in South of France Itinerary

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Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
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Arles
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 day
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Martigues
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Marseille
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Carcassonne Center — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center online day trip planner.

Carcassonne to Carcassonne Center is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arles.
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Arles

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Arles day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Arles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online road trip planner.

Getting from Arles to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 day

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 15th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Avignon route builder.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence journey planner.

Drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Martigues on the 16th (Fri).
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Martigues

Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de L'Annonciade and then get lost in a book at Mediatheque Louis Aragon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Martigues online tour planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Martigues by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Martigues to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. You'll set off for Marseille on the 17th (Sat).
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Marseille

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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning website.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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