10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Avignon
— 1 night
2
Carcassonne
— 1 night
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
4
La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
5
Nice
— 3 nights

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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.
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation planning website.

Izmir, Turkey to Avignon is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Izmir to Avignon. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in September; daily highs in Avignon reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Carrieres des Lumieres
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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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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

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Marseille

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get outside with Calanque d'En-Vau, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thentake in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, thenstep off the mainland to explore Ile de Bendor, thenexperience rural life at Var Lamas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder app.

Drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Ile de Bendor, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de la Faviere, kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, thendon't miss a visit to Fort de Bregancon, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Marseille to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage de Jean Blanc, Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu ©
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu

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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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Nice takes 2 hours. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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