11 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

11 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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11 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cassis
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, make a trip to Place du General de Gaulle, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder website .

Seattle, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Massif du Tanneron, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Brocante Au Bucheron, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll through Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Frejus, Massif du Tanneron, Brocante Au Bucheron, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron

3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Hyeres (Sentier sous marin & Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, ride a horse along La Mene, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Hyeres, La Croix-Valmer, Domaine de La Pierre Plantee, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

2
nights
Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): cruise along Route des Cretes, kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cassis trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

La Ciotat
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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