38 days in South of France Itinerary

38 days in South of France Itinerary

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1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
2
Carcassonne Center
— 6 nights
3
Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 6 nights
5
Marseille
— 5 nights
6
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
7
Nice
— 6 nights

6
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque.

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Sydney, Australia to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Sarlat-la-Caneda, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Vezac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Reserve Zoologique de Calviac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

6
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Toulouse (Le Capitole, Church of Les Jacobins, &more) and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet).

For ratings and tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne Center takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Toulouse, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Chateaux de Lastours, O'Vineyards, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

2
nights
Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Saint-Remy-de-Provence ©
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, thenexplore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint-Remy-de-Provence trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Remy-de-Provence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Nimes (Arenes de Nimes, La Maison Carree, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont du Gard, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip builder site.

You can drive from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Avignon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nimes, Le Sentier des Ocres, Gorges de l'Ardeche, Pont du Gard, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, take a stroll through The Panier, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Montagne Sainte Victoire
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Chateau de Grimaud) and Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle). There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, get in on the family fun at Aqualand Frejus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimaud, Frejus, Plage de Pampelonne
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Palmes Beach (in Menton). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Marineland, Saint-Paul de Vence, Palmes Beach
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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