21 days in South of France Itinerary

21 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France journey planner
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Fly
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Manila

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Nice — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: stop by Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning site.

Manila, Philippines to Nice is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in June: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and then take a memorable drive along D81. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nice to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Porto dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Carcassonne.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Carcassonne — 3 nights

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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Cité de Carcassonne, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Cavayere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne driving holiday planner.

Fly from Porto to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 2 nights

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 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 4 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, visit The Panier, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer), Wine Tours Provence & Riviera (in Cogolin) and Rondini (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, get outside with Eco Gliss, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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