43 days in South of France Itinerary

43 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Marseille
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Apt
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Avignon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, Galerie1414, &more). There's still lots to do: visit Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nice tour builder app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Nice is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Nice hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Les Jardins Bioves, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Eglise du Sacre Coeur
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

6
nights
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 Ramatuelle (Domaine La Tourraque & Paroisse de Ramatuelle), Sainte-Maxime (Kelys, Domaine des Beaucas, &more) and Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at Total Xscape, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Eglise St Michel, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Memorial des Guerres en Indochine ©
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris

4
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bormes-Les-Mimosas: Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville), Pignans (Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame & Sanctuaire Notre-Dame des Anges) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Certosa di La Verne, learn about winemaking at Chateau Des Garcinieres, make a trip to Corniche Inferieure, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame De Constance.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Bormes-Les-Mimosas can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Wineries Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Cogolin, Le Lavandou, Pignans, La Londe Les Maures, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE
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Domaine de la Giscle ©
Domaine de la Giscle
Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance
Domaine Sainte Marie ©
Domaine Sainte Marie

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Notre Dame du Mai, Laser Game Evolution Toulon, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere militaire franco-italien, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip website.

Getting from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Apt.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Ciotat, La Valette-du-Var
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
Notre Dame du Mai ©
Notre Dame du Mai

6
nights
Apt

Apt ©
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apt: Vieille Eglise (in Bonnieux), La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon) and Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes (in Seyne les Alpes). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, explore the landscape on two wheels at Veloroute du Calavon, take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Histoire et d'Archéologie, and examine the collection at Musee Extraordinaire.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Apt online trip maker.

You can drive from Marseille to Apt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Avignon.

Things to do in Apt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cucuron, Cadenet, Gordes, Bonnieux, Le Fort de Buoux
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes ©
Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes
La Cavale ©
La Cavale

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Arnoux et Fils Vignerons (in Vacqueyras), Bibliotheque-Musee Inguimbertine (in Carpentras) and Beaumes-de-Venise (Nuances du Sud, Caveau Xavier Vins - Domaine de Beaumalric, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, get your game on at RS ONE Simulations Salle de Jeux en Realite Virtuelle, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Apt to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Avignon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes-de-Venise, Carpentras, Chateau Maucoil, Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

5
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Room Escape Games). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, make a trip to Notre Dame du Cros, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, and fly down the slopes at Station de Ski Montclar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse, Mount Perdu
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Chateau Canet ©
Chateau Canet
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Room Escape Games

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