7 days in South of France Itinerary

7 days in South of France Itinerary

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7 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Kingsport
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Kingsport

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

For traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille driving holiday planner.

Kingsport, USA to Marseille is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingsport to Marseille is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marseille when traveling from Kingsport in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Calanques, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, 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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then stop by Vieille Ville, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and finally make a trip to Le Nomade. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nice driving holiday site .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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