26 days in France & Lerici Itinerary

26 days in France & Lerici Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
2
Beaune, France
— 3 nights
3
Viviers, France
— 4 nights
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
5
Antibes, France
— 4 nights
6
Lerici, Italy
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safari de Peaugres and La Roche de Solutre. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Lyon is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Lyon due to the time zone difference. In June, Lyon is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Roche de Solutre, Monastere Royal de Brou, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Safari de Peaugres, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Safari de Peaugres ©
Safari de Peaugres
La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre

3
nights
Beaune, France

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Cave de l'Ange Gardien and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Beaune side-trips: Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard) and Exclusiv Golf Chateau de Chailly (in Chailly-sur-Armancon). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot and stop by Boursot Pere & Fils.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beaune attractions planner.

Drive from Lyon to Beaune in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beaune, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Viviers.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, Abbaye de Fontenay, Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, Boursot Pere & Fils, Exclusiv Golf Chateau de Chailly
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot ©
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien

4
nights
Viviers, France

Viviers ©
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Grotte de la Salamandre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Colorado Provencal. Get out of town with these interesting Viviers side-trips: Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze), La Ferme aux Crocodiles (in Pierrelatte) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon).

To see photos and tourist information, read our Viviers online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Beaune to Viviers in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Beaune in June, things will get a bit warmer in Viviers: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Viviers

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grotte de la Salamandre, Cascades du Sautadet, La Grotte de Trabuc, La Grotte des Demoiselles, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Viviers Cathedral ©
Viviers Cathedral
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Cavaliere and Plage de Renecros. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieil Aix and La Calanque de Figuerolles. Venture out of the city with trips to Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines), Grande Plage du Lavandou (in Le Lavandou) and Cassis (Calanques & Bestouan Beach). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Viviers to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Ciotat, Cassis, Plage de Renecros, Lac De Sainte Croix
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Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix

4
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage de Pampelonne and La Ponche Beach. Get outdoors at Plage de Vergeron and Lérins Islands. Change things up with these side-trips from Antibes: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer) and Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antibes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Antibes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lerici.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Lérins Islands
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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nights
Lerici, Italy

Lerici ©
Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. You'll get in some beach time at Baia del Silenzio and Spiaggia di Fegina. Get in touch with nature at Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Explore Lerici's surroundings by going to Battistero di Parma (in Parma), Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato) and Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca (in Volastra). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, kick back and relax at Sun Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lerici road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Antibes to Lerici in 4 hours. Traveling from Antibes in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lerici. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lerici

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Cinque Terre, Battistero di Parma, Borgo Castell'Arquato, Castello di Torrechiara
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La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare ©
La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare
Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato
Sun Beach ©
Sun Beach

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