10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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10 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Biarritz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albi
— 1 night
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: London

1
night
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Plage des Alcyons.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Biarritz online day trip planner .

London, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Biarritz is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Biarritz when traveling from London in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Arnaga, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Plage des Alcyons
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

1
night
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Biarritz in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Chateau de Commarque, Chateau des Milandes, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque

1
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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albi online route maker .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Albi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August in Albi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Du Donjon.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip planner .

Getting from Albi to Carcassonne by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La cité médiévale, Chateaux de Lastours
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Plage De Roccapina. Relax by the water at Tamaricciu Beach and Plage du Petit Sperone. Get out of town with these interesting Porto-Vecchio side-trips: Bonifacio (Grottes de Bonifacio & Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)) and Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Porto-Vecchio in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Porto-Vecchio can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu, Plage De Roccapina
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

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night
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then kick back and relax at Coco Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nice trip simple and quick.

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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