13 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

13 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee Rodin, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Lérins Islands and Rue d'Antibes will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Croisette and Vieille Ville. Step out of Cannes with an excursion to Castel Plage in Nice--about 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cannes online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cannes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Escalet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, then stroll through Port Grimaud Beach, then hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, and finally take in the pleasant sights at St. Tropez Harbor.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cannes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Grimaud
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage du Corton and Calanques. Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Cathédrale La Major). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip builder tool.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Marseille, Cassis, Pont d'Avignon
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Plage du Corton ©
Plage du Corton
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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