7 days in South of France Itinerary

7 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and finally make a trip to Place Massena. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice day trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Avignon.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): indulge your senses at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Marseille — 1 night

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 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Saint-Raphael — 1 night

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Agathonis Plongee.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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