17 days in Marseille & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

17 days in Marseille & French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
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Cannes
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Place Crillon, Pont d'Avignon, &more), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marseille day trip app.

Dublin, Ireland to Marseille is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, Marseille is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez

— 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule, Plage de l'Estagnol, &more). There's much more to do: visit Port Grimaud, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, stroll through Port Grimaud 1 Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planning site.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes

— 4 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step out of Cannes to go to Agay and see Massif de l'Esterel, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cannes itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.