9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marseille
— 3 nights
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
3
Avignon
— 1 night
4
Orange
— 1 night
5
Nimes
— 1 night
6
Montpellier
— 1 night

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at 72% Petanque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Marseille reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Calanques, Scuba & Snorkeling, La Calanque de Figuerolles
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, thenexamine the collection at Musee Granet, and then visit Cours Mirabeau. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

Plan trip to Aix-en-Provence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

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Avignon

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.
On the 11th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, thenexplore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Boutique John Gormsen.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Avignon driving holiday tool.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Avignon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Avignon Les Halles ©
Avignon Les Halles

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Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine and then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orange trip app.

You can drive from Avignon to Orange in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Orange are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Orange

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine ©
Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree and then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nimes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orange to Nimes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Nimes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites
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La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Maison de la Nature and then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip planner.

Drive from Nimes to Montpellier in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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