17 days in Grindelwald & South of France Itinerary

17 days in Grindelwald & South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 day
3
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
5
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with a short trip to Via Ferrata in Murren (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Grindelwald is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Grindelwald is minus 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Via Ferrata
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 10th (Tue), take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Carcassonne Center takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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.
On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, thenexplore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, thensnap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, thenexplore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and then indulge your taste buds at Travel in Provence.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Orange, Carrieres des Lumieres, Arenes de Nimes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
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 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Route des Cretes, Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Site de Malpasset and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, thenstroll through Plage de la Baumette, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael route site.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Site de Malpasset
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Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire

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Nice, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice trip website.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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