15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice

— 4 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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Musee Picasso in Antibes--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Nice. Traveling from Edmonton in October, expect nights in Nice to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then stop by Catalan Bougie.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Shopping

Side Trip

Saint-Tropez

— 2 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. On the 15th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Pause Serenite, then get outside with Sentier du Littoral, and then indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera.

Plan trip to Saint-Tropez with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Avignon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Marseille

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, wander the streets of The Panier, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille route planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.