34 days in South of France Itinerary

34 days in South of France Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Marseille
— 5 nights
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Biarritz

— 3 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Go for a jaunt from Biarritz to Hendaye to see Plage d'Hendaye about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, stroll through Sentier du Littoral, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz.

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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island to Biarritz is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Saint-Denis to Biarritz due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint-Denis in October; daily highs in Biarritz reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Observatoire Sainte-Cecile (in Arcachon). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, browse for treasures at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and don't miss a visit to Place Parlement.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Toulouse (Le Capitole & Basilique Saint-Sernin), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Escape Dimension La Croisee des Mondes (in Saleilles). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, awaken your taste buds at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and make a trip to Cathedrale St-Jean.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · 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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Prizoners Montpellier (in Castelnau-le-Lez) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). Dedicate the 3rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Saint-Tropez (Chapelle Sainte-Anne, Marine Air Sport, &more), Sainte-Maxime (Kelys & Galerie Regard) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael route planning app.

You can drive from Avignon to Saint-Raphael in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, Galerie1414, &more) and Antibes (Musee Picasso & Galerie du Faune). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 5 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron (in Toulon) and Wine Tours Provence & Riviera (in Cogolin). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Dune La Londe, hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hyeres journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille

— 5 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, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, don't miss a visit to Moulin Le Pain Blanc, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Hunt.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille visit planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips