60 days in South of France Itinerary

60 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Carcassonne
— 7 nights
2
Avignon
— 9 nights
3
Marseille
— 11 nights
4
Hyeres
— 12 nights
5
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
6
Nice
— 14 nights

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Toulouse (Le Capitole & Basilique Saint-Sernin). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, learn about winemaking at Chateau Guery, and admire the masterpieces at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online day trip planner.

London, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Carcassonne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Toulouse, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Mount Perdu
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole

9
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Golf club de Servanes (in Mouries). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, experience rural life at La Petite Ferme, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Avignon travel route app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Carpentras, Mt Ventoux, Lafare A Cheval
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

11
nights
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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Aix-en-Provence (Mystery Games, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, La Calanque de Figuerolles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, browse the exhibits of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Cassis, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Jumper Trampoline Park
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
Calanques ©
Calanques

12
nights
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. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame (in Pignans), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Grand Rouveau, La Maison du Cygne, &more) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (La Certosa di La Verne & Domaine Sainte Marie). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and admire the natural beauty at Les Murs Vegetaux.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Le Pradet, Cogolin, Saint-Tropez
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Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Notre Dame du Mai ©
Notre Dame du Mai

6
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Seillans (La Ferme des Cairns & Domaine Val d'Iris) and Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys, pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Frejus, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, Seillans
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Golf de Cap Esterel ©
Golf de Cap Esterel

14
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Musee Picasso, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), &more), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and Mercantour National Park (in Roubion). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Menton, Saint-Paul de Vence, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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