8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France trip itinerary planner

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Nice
— 1 night
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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Frejus
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Nice

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Marineland.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice day trip app.

Manchester, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Nice is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

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 25th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Colgan's Brewery, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and then wander the streets of La Croisette. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cannes trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cannes when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Frejus.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Frejus

— 1 night
Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. On the 27th (Wed), make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, get outside with Sublim Sky, and then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Frejus trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Cannes to Frejus in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Frejus can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Marseille

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Frejus to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frejus in July: highs in Marseille hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

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.
On the 29th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation planner.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Carcassonne

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online trip maker.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30: