8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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8 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  6​h
3
Carcassonne Center
— 1 day
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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 (Sat): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice route app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nice is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in May; daily highs in Nice reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Le Jardin exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin exotique d'Eze

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps). On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Tamaricciu Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto-Vecchio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Porto-Vecchio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
day
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take a stroll through Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center route tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Porto-Vecchio to Carcassonne Center in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

O'Vineyards
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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nights
Avignon

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 10th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Mines de Bruoux, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon and then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Mines de Bruoux, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

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