33 days in South of France Itinerary

33 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
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Nice

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Medellin to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in May, expect Nice to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf), La Ferme des Cairns (in Seillans) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, explore the ancient world of Barrage de Malpasset, trek along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, and discover the deep blue sea with Agathonis Plongee.

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You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Saint-Tropez

— 4 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville & Parc St Bernard). There's still lots to do: get outside with Cap Taillat, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera, and walk around Domaine du Rayol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Marseille

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Cassis (Trolib & Port de Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Avignon

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms.

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You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Carcassonne

— 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Carcassonne to Niaux to see Grotte de Niaux about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, walk around Place Gambetta, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and make a trip to La Porte D'aude.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne journey planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Carennac) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Bordeaux

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux vacation maker app.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30: