15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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15 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Antibes
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vezac
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland and then make a trip to Le Nomade. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, make a splash at Aquasplash, and then get in on the family fun at Antibes Land Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antibes trip itinerary planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Antibes is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect Antibes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Antibes

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Marineland ©
Marineland
Le Nomade ©
Le Nomade

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nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Tamaricciu Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio trip planning tool .

You can fly from Antibes to Porto-Vecchio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Antibes in July, you will find days in Porto-Vecchio are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone

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night
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche and then explore the fascinating underground world of Escale Aventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): Head underground at Grotte de la Cocalière, then get great views at Grotte de la Salamandre, and then Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Grotte de la Salamandre, Escale Aventure, Grotte de la Cocalière
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Escale Aventure ©
Escale Aventure
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Grotte de la Cocalière ©
Grotte de la Cocalière

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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Reptiland, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rocamadour travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Rocamadour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in July: high temperatures in Rocamadour hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vezac.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Reptiland, Gouffre de Padirac, Parc Animalier de Gramat, Grottes de Lacave
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Reptiland ©
Reptiland
Parc Animalier de Gramat ©
Parc Animalier de Gramat
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac

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nights
Vezac

Vezac ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte De Domme, Head underground at Grottes de Cougnac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bonaguil, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vezac online day trip planner .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Vezac in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vezac can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Vezac

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, La Grotte De Domme, Grottes de Cougnac, Chateau de Bonaguil
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil
Grottes de Cougnac ©
Grottes de Cougnac

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nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle and Association Hermione-La Fayette. Explore hidden gems such as Le Port des Salines and Le phare de chassiron. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Saint Martin de Re (Clocher Observatoire & Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). There's more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Rochelle visit planner.

Drive from Vezac to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Vezac in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle, Phare des Baleines, Le Port des Salines, Le phare de chassiron
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Le Port des Salines ©
Le Port des Salines
Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle ©
Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

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