13 days in South of France Itinerary

13 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marseille
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Castellane
— 2 nights
4
Nice
— 4 nights

2
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Marseille

Marseille ©
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), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bestouan Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille online travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Marseille is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Marseille is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: highs in Marseille hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, Route des Cretes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Palais des Papes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, head outdoors with Plage le Magellan, and stroll through Abel Baliff Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael travel planner.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Theoule sur Mer, Domaine de La Pierre Plantee, Chateau de Grimaud, Domaine Sainte Marie
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois

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Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Castellane trip maker site.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Castellane in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Castellane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Entrevaux, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). And it doesn't end there: visit Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice travel route planner.

Drive from Castellane to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Castellane in June: highs in Nice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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