11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 1 night

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Bring the kids along to Marineland and Cap Ferrat Diving. Change things up with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Perpetuel-Secours, get to know the fascinating history of Rue Obscure, and steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, and then make a trip to Chateau de Beynac.

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You can fly from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in June, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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Avignon

Avignon ©

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 16th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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Hyeres

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Port de Sainte-Maxime, then identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Maxime, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Les Vieux Salins d'Hyeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, then explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Avignon to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
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La Route du Sel

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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 19th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marseille sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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