9 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

9 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
3
Hyeres
— 1 night
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Marseille
— 2 nights

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online trip itinerary builder.

Rome, Italy to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galerie Lifetime Gallery, La Croisette, Marineland
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head outdoors with Jets'Cool, look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and finally stop by Catalan Bougie.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Jets'Cool
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Jets'Cool ©
Jets'Cool
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)

1
night
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. On the 12th (Wed), make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, then get interesting insight from Dune La Londe, and then stop by Daskalides Chocolatier.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Hyeres are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

La Londe Les Maures
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Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe
Aquavillage Parc ©
Aquavillage Parc

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Avignon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere
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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, and then take a memorable tour with Peche. Calanques. Com.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · 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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