8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 6th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne tour builder app.

London, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Carcassonne is 1 hour. In June, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon route site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and then take a stroll through The Panier.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence day trip planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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Nice

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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