31 days in South of France Itinerary

31 days in South of France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 5 nights
2
Porto, Corsica
— 3 nights
3
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
4
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
5
Avignon
— 4 nights
6
Marseille
— 4 nights
7
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
8
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Boat Evasion & Lérins Islands) and Lesgeckos (in Vence). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Nice is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Nice to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, Lesgeckos, Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Porto, Corsica

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Quad Evasion (in Renno), Torra d'Omigna (in Cargese) and D81 (in Piana).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Porto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Porto dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Piana, Corsica, Quad Evasion, Torra d'Omigna
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Calanques de Piana ©
Calanques de Piana

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 4th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then let little ones run wild at Labyrinthe de Mais des Chateaux, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally explore the different attractions at Ferme Terroir de Lol.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Porto in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac, Vezac, Ferme Terroir de Lol
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

3
nights
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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip tool.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in July since evenings lows in Carcassonne dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Occitanie
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Avignon tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, La Petite Ferme, Pont du Gard, La Maison Carree, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
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 out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Tastes of Provence - Tours, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Marine Air Sport, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, don't miss a visit to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Guerrevieille.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planning tool.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cogolin, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Domaine Sainte Marie
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Step out of Saint-Raphael with an excursion to Route des Cretes La Palud in La Palud sur Verdon--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agay Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and test your team's savvy at Active Escape.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael online route planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Frejus, Les Gorges du Verdon, Route des Cretes La Palud, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Parachute Saint Raphael ©
Parachute Saint Raphael

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