26 days in France & Lerici Itinerary

26 days in France & Lerici Itinerary

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26 days in France & Lerici Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Tram:  25​h
1
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Beaune, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Viviers, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Antibes, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Lerici, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Perth, Australia

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.
Get outdoors at Parc de la Tete d'Or and La Roche de Solutre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cite medievale de Perouges and Monastere Royal de Brou. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Hauterives to see Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: meet the residents at Peaugres Safari Parc and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Lyon is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Lyon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Lyon reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monastere Royal de Brou, La Roche de Solutre, Cite medievale de Perouges, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Safari de Peaugres
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Exclusiv Golf Chateau de Chailly. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaune: Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard), Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion (in Vosne-Romanee) and Boursot Pere & Fils (in Chambolle-Musigny). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien and indulge your taste buds at Clos de Vougeot.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaune trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Lyon to Beaune in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Beaune. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Viviers.

Things to do in Beaune

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbaye de Fontenay, Boursot Pere & Fils, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, Exclusiv Golf Chateau de Chailly, Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion
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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 ©
Visiting Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Grotte de la Salamandre will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colorado Provencal and La Grotte des Demoiselles. Venture out of the city with trips to La Ferme aux Crocodiles (in Pierrelatte), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Viviers holiday planner .

Getting from Beaune to Viviers by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beaune in June; daily highs in Viviers reach 33°C and lows reach 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

La Grotte des Demoiselles, La Ferme aux Crocodiles, Colorado Provencal, Cascades du Sautadet, Grotte de la Salamandre
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Cavaliere and Plage de Renecros. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lac de Sainte-Croix and Vieil Aix. Venture out of the city with trips to Grande Plage du Lavandou (in Le Lavandou), La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Cassis (Calanques & Plage du Bestouan). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Capelan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip maker app .

Drive from Viviers to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. In June in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cassis, Le Lavandou, La Ciotat, Lac De Sainte Croix, Plage de Renecros
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Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles

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.
Get outdoors at Plage de Sylvabelle and Lérins Islands. Relax by the water at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Vergeron. Change things up with these side-trips from Antibes: Saint-Tropez (Plage de la Ponche & Plage des Canebiers). Spend the 17th (Mon) in some colorful company at Marineland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antibes trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Antibes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Aix-en-Provence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time 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

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura and Sun Beach. Relax by the water at Baia del Silenzio and Spiaggia di Fegina. Get out of town with these interesting Lerici side-trips: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare), Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca (in Volastra) and Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Baia Blu.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lerici tour builder site .

You can drive from Antibes to Lerici in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lerici when traveling from Antibes in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lerici

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Sestri Levante, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Battistero di Parma, 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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