29 days in South of France Itinerary

29 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lascaux
— 4 nights
2
Carcassonne Center
— 5 nights
3
Orange
— 5 nights
4
Marseille
— 5 nights
5
Nice
— 6 nights

4
nights
Lascaux

Lascaux ©
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Jumilhac. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau Belingard and Chateau de Puyguilhem. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lascaux: Chateau de Bridoire (in Ribagnac), Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos (in Sarlat-la-Caneda) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lascaux trip itinerary planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Lascaux is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Lascaux to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Lascaux

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda, Chateau de Castelnaud, Forteresse de Miremont, Chateau Belingard, Chateau de Puyguilhem
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Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem

5
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathar Castles and Carcassonne Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Perpignan (Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca) & Castillet).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip planning site.

You can drive from Lascaux to Carcassonne Center in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Perpignan
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

5
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Palais des Papes and La Maison Carree will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pont d'Avignon and Pont du Gard. Explore Orange's surroundings by going to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Domaine de Mourchon (in Seguret) and Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange and learn about winemaking at Chateau la Croix des Pins.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orange travel planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Orange takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Orange are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mazan, Nimes, Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Domaine de Mourchon ©
Domaine de Mourchon
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. Popular historic sites such as Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Paul Cezanne’s Studio are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, Cours Mirabeau, &more), Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, visit The Panier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Orange to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Marseille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Clos Sainte Magdeleine, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Visit Rue d'Antibes and Le Suquet for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot), St-Paul-de-Vence (Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs & Saint-Paul de Vence) and Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence, Utelle, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI
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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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