15 days in Marseille & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Marseille & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Marseille
— Few hours
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Cassis
— 1 night
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Six-Fours-les-Plages
— 2 nights
4
Porquerolles Island
— 2 nights
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Grimaud
— 2 nights
6
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
8
Hyeres
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— Few hours

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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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Paris to Marseille is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Marseille reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Cassis Forest, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l’Arene, then stroll through Bestouan Beach, and finally cast your line with Peche. Calanques. Com.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Cassis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Bestouan Beach ©
Bestouan Beach
Cassis Forest ©
Cassis Forest

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Six-Fours-les-Plages

Six-Fours-les-Plages ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame de Pitie, trek along Calanque la Galere, learn about winemaking at Domaine Lou Capelan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Verne, and finally experience rural life at Var Lamas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Coudou Parc, take a tour by water with Sanary Jet Ski, go for a stroll along the water at Port Sanary sur Mer, then appreciate the history behind Tour de Sanary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Six-Fours-les-Plages online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cassis to Six-Fours-les-Plages in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Six-Fours-les-Plages sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Porquerolles Island.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sanary-sur-Mer, Plage de la Verne, Domaine Lou Capelan, Calanque la Galere
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Plage de la Verne ©
Plage de la Verne
Domaine Lou Capelan ©
Domaine Lou Capelan
Calanque la Galere ©
Calanque la Galere

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Porquerolles Island

Porquerolles Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Saint Agathe, then head outdoors with Pointe de l'Oustau de Dieu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Anne, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Villa Carmignac, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then go for a stroll along the water at Le port de l'ile de Porquerolles, and finally get outside with Plage Notre Dame.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porquerolles Island trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Porquerolles Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grimaud.

Things to do in Porquerolles Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Plage de la Courtade ©
Plage de la Courtade
Plage Notre Dame ©
Plage Notre Dame
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Grimaud

Grimaud ©
On the 21st (Fri), learn about winemaking at Domaine des Beaucas, settle in for a delightful tour with Les Traits de Provence, then head outdoors with Cascade de L'Aille, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Saint Roux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, then get all the equipment you need at Jet 007, then explore by horseback at La Mene, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine de la Giscle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grimaud journey website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Porquerolles Island to Grimaud in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Grimaud sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Domaine de la Giscle, Chateau Saint Roux, Les Traits de Provence, Domaine des Beaucas
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Les Traits de Provence ©
Les Traits de Provence
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
La Mene ©
La Mene

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), get a new perspective on things with Wave Azur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, then make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Troupes de Marine. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, cruise along Moyenne Corniche, then get a dose of the wild on Forcerie Vial, then trot along with LES POUN'S EN HERBE, and finally identify plant and animal life at Les Gorges du Blavet.

Plan trip to Saint-Raphael with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Frejus, Moyenne Corniche, LES POUN'S EN HERBE, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Forcerie Vial
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Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Frejus Beach ©
Frejus Beach
LES POUN'S EN HERBE ©
LES POUN'S EN HERBE

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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 outdoors at Coco Beach and Le Cap de Nice. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Video Top Jump and Gorges du Cians. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Port de Garavan (in Menton) and Mala Beach Coastal Path (in Cap d'Ail). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Grotte du Lazaret, cruise along Tete de Chien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and don't miss a visit to Citadelle Saint-Elme.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Villefranche-sur-Mer, Port de Garavan, Tete de Chien, Marina de Villeneuve-Loubet, Video Top Jump
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Tete de Chien ©
Tete de Chien
Gorges du Cians ©
Gorges du Cians
Eglise ©
Eglise

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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, get the adrenaline pumping with AirVertical, then walk around Parc St Bernard, and finally make a trip to Tour des Templiers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hyeres online holiday builder.

Drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Hyeres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Tour des Templiers ©
Tour des Templiers

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Marseille

Marseille
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Marseille

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