22 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Barcelona Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
— 3 nights
Grimaud, France
— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael, France
— 4 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights


Nice, France — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Plage du Ponteil & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)), L.A GALERIE. ADA LOUMANI (in Valbonne) and Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Six-Fours-les-Plages.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Six-Fours-les-Plages, France — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Six-Fours-les-Plages: Calanque d'En-Vau (in Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Six-Fours-les-Plages vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Six-Fours-les-Plages takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Six-Fours-les-Plages when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grimaud.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Grimaud, France — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Grimaud side-trips: Le Lavandou (Eglise Saint-Louis & Plage de Jean Blanc), La Londe Les Maures (Dune La Londe & Daskalides Chocolatier) and Heraclee Beach (in La Croix-Valmer).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grimaud trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Grimaud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Saint-Raphael, France — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Promenade Andre Pradayrol (in Theoule sur Mer). The adventure continues: make a short side trip with TakSea, enjoy the sand and surf at Agay Beach, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Cala Sa Cova (in Platja d'Aro), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at PortAventura. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and stop by Las Ramblas.

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Fly from Saint-Raphael to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.