8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Nice — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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: La Croisette (in Cannes), 365 Fromages (in Valbonne) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice vacation planning site.

Denver, USA to Nice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Nice. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

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 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Moulin Le Pain Blanc, then wander the streets of The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marseille, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

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 6th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avignon online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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 7th (Thu), snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

Plan my day in Carcassonne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Le Capitole.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Toulouse trip tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Toulouse sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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