25 days in South of France Itinerary

25 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
2
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
5
Montelimar
— 2 nights
6
Arles
— 2 nights
7
Montpellier
— 2 nights
8
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
9
Lourdes
— 2 nights
10
Rodez
— 6 nights

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Volubilis, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), thenstroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and finally take in the waterfront at Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, see Off-Road Tours, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bonifacio tour builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bonifacio is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, Bonifacio is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio
Eglise Sainte Croix ©
Eglise Sainte Croix
Off-Road Tours

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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the ancient world of Village abandonné d'Occi. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Vallée du Fango, don't miss a visit to Les Calanche Cliffs, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Galeria Marina.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calvi trip builder site.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Galeria, Corsica
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Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, thenadmire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and then browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Le Suquet and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes tour planner.

Traveling by train from Calvi to Cannes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eze, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Chateau La Coste en Provence, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and then explore the galleries of Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Tapisseries, thensee the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, thensee the interesting displays at Gallifet, and finally admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montelimar.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence ©
Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence

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Montelimar

Montelimar ©
Montélimar is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche and then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Grignan, steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse, and finally see the interesting displays at L'Artisan Nougatier.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montelimar sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Montelimar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Montelimar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Arles.

Things to do in Montelimar

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, Gorges de l'Ardeche, Chateau de Grignan
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Natural History Museum of The Ardeche ©
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche
Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse ©
Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse
L'Artisan Nougatier ©
L'Artisan Nougatier

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, thenexperience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, thentake in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles itinerary planner.

Getting from Montelimar to Arles by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. July in Arles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Moulin CastelaS
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Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, thendon't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Espiguette Beach, contemplate the long history of Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Montpellier, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Espiguette Beach, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Abbey
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Abbey ©
Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Abbey
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Just, and then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne road trip planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Carcassonne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Carcassonne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Just, Chateaux de Lastours
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Carcassonne Cathedral ©
Carcassonne Cathedral

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Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, thenget engrossed in the history at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally don't miss a visit to Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Feerie Gourmande - Atelier et Musee des Arts Sucres, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard des Pyrenees, thenexplore the historical opulence of Château de Pau, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Massey.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes route planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Lourdes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, things will get slightly colder in Lourdes: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pau, Feerie Gourmande - Atelier et Musee des Arts Sucres, Jardin Massey
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Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X
Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes

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Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy. Explore hidden gems such as Village de Conques and Musee Fenaille. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rodez: Rocamadour (Remparts du Chateau, Basilique St-Sauveur, &more), Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Les Memoires de Cransac (in Cransac). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee Champollion, explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pardulphe, and make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez.

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Traveling by car from Lourdes to Rodez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rodez can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Conques, Musee Champollion, Eglise Saint-Pardulphe, Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
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Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie ©
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Musee Champollion ©
Musee Champollion
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres

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