16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 1 night
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Cassis
— 3 nights
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
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Le Lavandou
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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 7th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, and then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marseille visit planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Marseille is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Must see
Palais des Papes
4.3
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Spa
Spas
4.4

3
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Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bestouan Beach, stroll through Plage de la Grande Mer, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Clos Sainte Magdeleine, then get outside with Cape Canaille, then cruise along Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cassis holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cassis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cassis are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries
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Must see
Port de Cassis
4.6

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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. We've included these beaches for you: Plage La Capte and Anse Magaud. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbaye du Thoronet and Vieille Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Abbaye de La Celle (in La Celle) and Plage de la Verne (in La Seyne-sur-Mer). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parc St Bernard and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Oursinieres.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hyeres itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Hyeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hyeres are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Must see
Vieille Ville
4.5
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Religious Site
Abbaye de La Celle
4.3

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Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Louis, then hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair, then kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

Le Lavandou is just a stone's throw from Hyeres. In September in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 16th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Jardin Bonaparte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, and then get outside with Cap du Dramont. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael, then make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frejus Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael online trip maker.

Getting from Le Lavandou to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Saint-Paul de Vence and Cemetery of the Old Chateau are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Promenade Le Corbusier. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in St-Paul-de-Vence, approximately St-Paul-de-Vence away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), visit Place Rossetti, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, and contemplate the long history of Ville medieval.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wineries

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Historic Site
Ville medieval
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Historic Walking Area
Promenade Le Corbusier
4.7

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