4 days in South of France Itinerary

4 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France itinerary planner

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Carcassonne
— 1 day
Drive
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Rodez
— 1 night
Drive
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Arles
— 1 night
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Carcassonne

— 1 day

Medieval Heart of France

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 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

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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. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites
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Rodez

— 1 night
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Musee Fenaille, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, then examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Belcastel.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Rodez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Carcassonne in October, with highs in Rodez at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Arles.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Arles

— 1 night

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime.

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You can drive from Rodez to Arles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rodez in October, things will get a bit warmer in Arles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Bonifacio, Corsica

— 1 night
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 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tonnara Beach, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

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You can fly from Arles to Bonifacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Arles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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