8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Fly
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Vieille Ville. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Nice. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Marseille — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chasseneuil-du-Poitou day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Avignon.
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Theme Parks
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Avignon — 1 night

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 15th (Fri), snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Avignon: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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