11 days in Calais & South of France Itinerary

11 days in Calais & South of France Itinerary

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Calais
— 1 night
Fly
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
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Antibes
— 3 nights
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Calais

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, kick back and relax at Calais Beach, and then examine the collection at Musée de la Guerre de Calais.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Calais trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Calais is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Aix-en-Provence

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Fondation Vasarely. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Abbaye Saint Victor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Cassis (Kayaking & Canoeing & Plage de la Grande Mer), Plage du Jonquet (in La Seyne-sur-Mer) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, make a trip to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, kick back and relax at Plage de la Coudouliere, and browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Calais to Aix-en-Provence takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, Aix-en-Provence is somewhat warmer than Calais - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de Sylvabelle. Get outdoors at Plage de l'Escalet and Plage de Gigaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de Cabasson & Plage de l'Estagnol) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Port Grimaud 1 Beach and stroll through Heraclee Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Antibes

— 3 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage du Soleil and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Bring the kids along to Marineland and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to La Croisette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Biot, and explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antibes online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Antibes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, expect nights in Antibes to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips