20 days in France & Florence Itinerary

20 days in France & Florence Itinerary

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20 days in France & Florence Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gordes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Arles, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Menton, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno and then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence online driving holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Florence is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Florence hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get in touch with nature at Calanques and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Carrieres de Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Maison de Santé Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Marseille (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations & Old Port). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Aix-en-Provence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, Carrieres des Lumieres, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Calanques, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Calanques ©
Calanques

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nights
Gordes, France

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistere de Venasque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then delve into the distant past at Village des Bories, then do a tasting at La Cave de Bonnieux, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin.

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Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Gordes in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gordes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mane, Baptistere de Venasque, Chateau de Lourmarin, La Cave de Bonnieux, Aroma'Plantes Distillerie
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin
Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde ©

2
nights
Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France

Saint-Remy-de-Provence ©
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent, experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Piemanson, and finally delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Saint-Remy-de-Provence trip planning website .

You can drive from Gordes to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Remy-de-Provence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Plage de Piemanson, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Plage de Piemanson ©
Plage de Piemanson

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nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee Reattu, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Alyscamps, steep yourself in history at Moulin de Daudet, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Napoleon.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arles tour itinerary planner.

Arles is just a stone's throw from Saint-Remy-de-Provence. In June, daytime highs in Arles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Arles

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Plage Napoleon
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Plage Napoleon ©
Plage Napoleon
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, then pause for some photo ops at Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Avignon online holiday planner .

Avignon is just a stone's throw from Arles. In June, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Vignobles Mayard, Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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nights
Hyeres, France

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 28th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Thoronet, and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Gueules Rouges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip planner .

You can take a train from Avignon to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Abbey of Thoronet, Plage de l'Estagnol, Plage de Jean Blanc, Musee des Gueules Rouges
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Abbey of Thoronet ©
Abbey of Thoronet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Menton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Saint-Paul de Vence, Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©

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