21 days in South of France Itinerary

21 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
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Andon
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Toulouse
— 2 nights
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Nice

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Menton (Les Jardins Bioves & Jardin du Palais Carnoles), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice online travel route planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Medellin to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Medellin in February; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Andon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa des Delices, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, look for gifts at La Pain D'Epicerie, don't miss a visit to Porte Royale, then steep yourself in history at Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Andon day trip site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Andon takes 1.5 hours. February in Andon sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Andon

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin) and Thalasso Spa Les Issambres (in Les Issambres). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Andon to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

Marseille

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Bandol (Foret de Roustagnon, Villa des Flo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques, wander the streets of The Panier, and make a trip to Moulin Le Pain Blanc.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Marseille sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avignon

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Ballon 2 Rouge (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, pause for some photo ops at La Nef solaire, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Avignon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, delve into the mystery of La Maison Hantee, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and finally make a trip to Abbaye de Caunes Minervois.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Toulouse

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally find something for the whole family at S Room Agency.

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Drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Spas · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips