16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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Montpellier
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Toulon
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights

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Montpellier

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Petit Travers Beach, and finally get outside with Hydrobase E.P.H.L.P..

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montpellier trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Montpellier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: high temperatures in Montpellier hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

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 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne holiday planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Carcassonne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 25th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, then steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Font de Gaume.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil when traveling from Carcassonne in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

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

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Avignon

Avignon ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then do a tasting at Domaine Albin Jacumin, and finally make a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange.

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Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Avignon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in July, things will get a bit warmer in Avignon: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

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Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally savor the flavors at Chateau du Seuil.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Toulon.

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Toulon

Toulon ©
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere, then identify plant and animal life at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toulon trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Toulon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Marseille, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Toulon, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

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Plage de L'Argentiere ©
Plage de L'Argentiere
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage des Oursinieres ©
Plage des Oursinieres

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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 31st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Guerrevieille.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip maker app.

Drive from Toulon to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Toulon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Cannes

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and then take a stroll through La Croisette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip maker tool.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannes, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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Nice

Nice ©

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 outdoors at Castel Plage and Paloma Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online travel planner.

Drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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