8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Toulon Itinerary

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Cannes
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Toulon
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Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Casale Monferrato

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Abel Baliff Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and other attractions. Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Le Suquet and St. Tropez Harbor. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marché provençal.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes journey planning app.

Casale Monferrato, Italy to Cannes is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Toulon.
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Toulon — 3 nights

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. You've now added Parc National des Calanques to your itinerary. Visit Plage de Jean Blanc and Grande Plage du Lavandou for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Saint-Clair in Le Lavandou (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: make a trip to Cours Lafayette.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Toulon trip planner.

Getting from Cannes to Toulon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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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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