10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France tour planner

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Enimie
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse
— 2 nights
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Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lesgeckos and Tete de Chien. Venture out of the city with trips to Menton (Palmes Beach & Promenade du Soleil). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Palais de la Prefecture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, and walk around Parc d'Estienne d'Orves.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nice. In June, Nice is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

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 6th (Sun): hike along Circuit Pedestre Souvenirs d'Enfance, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Foreign Legion, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocher de Vitrolles, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavillon M.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parcours de L'Art, don't miss a visit to Remparts d'Avignon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, then indulge your senses at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, then make a trip to Ferris Wheel in Avignon, and finally steep yourself in history at Place Crillon. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight with Provans Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Sainte-Enimie.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Sainte-Enimie

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Sabot de Malepeyre, take some stellar pictures from Point Sublime, get the adrenaline pumping with Le 107, then explore the striking landscape at Le Moulin de Cenaret, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Cenaret, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Saltadou- Panorama de St Chely du Tarn.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sainte-Enimie trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Sainte-Enimie in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Avignon in June; daily highs in Sainte-Enimie reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sainte-Enimie

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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.
On the 10th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Le Clos Du Marbrier, then savor the flavors at Taste du Languedoc, then take a memorable tour with O2 Aventure, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip builder website.

You can drive from Sainte-Enimie to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sainte-Enimie in June; daily highs in Carcassonne reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Adventure

Toulouse

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jerome, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then soak in style at Le Riad du Bien etre, and finally see some colorful creatures with Atlantide Plongee. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, walk around Park Rochegude, contemplate the long history of Palais de la Berbie, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then stop by Fromagerie Xavier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Carmelites.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Toulouse sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gorges du Tarn Causses travel guide

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Outdoor Activities · Kayaking & Canoeing · Castles