11 days in Bergen & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

11 days in Bergen & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Bergen
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Andon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly

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Bergen, Norway

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Step out of Bergen with an excursion to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, shop like a local with DMG GALLERY, and get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen journey maker site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Bergen is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Bergen: highs are around 4°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Avignon, France

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.
On the 20th (Sat), do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, indulge in some personalized pampering at Gabrielle Lacroix - Le Spa de Beauté, examine the collection at Musee Angladon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon route planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bergen to Avignon in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Bergen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

1
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Marseille, France

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.
On the 21st (Sun), wander the streets of The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip app.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Andon.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Andon, France

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Andon trip maker app.

You can drive from Marseille to Andon in 2.5 hours. February in Andon sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Nice, France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Tanneron (Eglise Notre-Dame de Peygros, Massif du Tanneron, &more) and Notre Dame d‘Afrique (in Theoule sur Mer). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Andon to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.