14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mairie de le Cannet, Marineland, Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Catalan Bougie, then get interesting insight from TakSea, then head outdoors with Sublim Sky, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in August: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Sublim Sky
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Sublim Sky ©
Sublim Sky

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques, then take a memorable tour with Trolib, and then see what you can catch with Peche. Calanques. Com.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cassis
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Trolib ©
Trolib

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and then take in the views from Pont du Gard.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Avignon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Le Sentier des Ocres, Pont du Gard, Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere, La Maison Carree
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Le Parc Australien, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, then don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, and finally steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take an unorthodox tour of La Maison Hantee, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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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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.
Sarlat-la-Caneda is known for shopping, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Commarque, and walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Lascaux II, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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