16 days in Paris, South of France & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Lavandou, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Avignon.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Avignon, France — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Avignon online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Marseille, France — 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker website.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou, France — 2 nights

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get interesting insight from Dune La Londe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, then stop by Port Grimaud, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Le Lavandou trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Le Lavandou: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael, France — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 4th (Sun), get interesting insight from Forcerie Vial and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Jardin Bonaparte, see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Le Lavandou in June, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in June: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Positano.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Positano, Italy — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, stroll through Fornillo, go for a walk through Positano, and take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Nice to Positano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Positano: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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