16 days in South of France & Mykonos Itinerary

16 days in South of France & Mykonos Itinerary

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16 days in South of France & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Lugano, Switzerland
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Lugano, Switzerland

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch), Room Escape Games (in Bayonne) and La Cote des Basques (in Biarritz). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux trip builder site .

Lugano, Switzerland to Bordeaux is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Dune du Pilat, Room Escape Games, La Cote des Basques
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Room Escape Games

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nights
Marseille, France

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: Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Le Lavandou (La grande roue du Lavandou & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and experience rural life at Var Lamas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Calanques, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, Laser game Evolution
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas

3
nights
Avignon, France

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: Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon), Lafare A Cheval (in Lafare) and Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip tool .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Avignon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Gorges de Regalon, Le Sentier des Ocres, Lafare A Cheval, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Nice, France

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.
Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see Lérins Islands, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and meet the residents at Marineland.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nice online vacation planner .

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Marineland, Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip maker app .

You can fly from Nice to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Mykonos Town is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Platis Gialos Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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