16 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

16 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive
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Porquerolles Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to La Londe-les-Maures, Taxi to Bormes-Les-Mimosas
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cannes
— 4 nights
Fly

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Porquerolles Island — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Saint Agathe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Notre Dame, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Courtade.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porquerolles Island route planning website.

London, UK to Porquerolles Island is an approximately 14-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Porquerolles Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Bormes-Les-Mimosas — 4 nights

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint-Louis. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule. When in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, make a side trip to see Plage Notre Dame in Porquerolles Island, approximately Porquerolles Island away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, stroll around Domaine du Rayol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Saint-Clair, and kick back and relax at Plage de Cabasson.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas online day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Porquerolles Island to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Saint-Tropez — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime and Port de Sainte-Maxime. Visit Chateau de Grimaud and Notre Dame du Mai for their historical value. Step out of Saint-Tropez with an excursion to La Route du Sel in Hyeres--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet, trek along Cap Taillat, and make a trip to Port de Cavalaire.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez road trip website.

Drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Saint-Tropez in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin — 2 nights

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France between Monaco and Menton. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton, don't miss a visit to Visite Confiturerie Herbin, then look for gifts at La Cure Gourmande Menton, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Bioves, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Roquebrune-Cap-Martin day trip planning website.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in May, plan for little chillier days in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Cannes — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Explore hidden gems such as Villa Kerylos and La Citadelle d'Entrevaux. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Old Harbor (La Darse) (in Villefranche-sur-Mer), Nice (Monastère de Cimiez & Massena Museum) and Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, make a trip to Galerie Lifetime Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes travel route planner.

You can drive from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.
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