5 days in South of France Itinerary

5 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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La Rochelle
Drive
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Bordeaux
Drive
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Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse
Fly
5
Nice
— 1 night
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La Rochelle

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Chatelaillon.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Rochelle route planner.

Sydney, Australia to La Rochelle is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to La Rochelle. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect La Rochelle to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 16°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bordeaux

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Carcassonne Center

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Carcassonne Center in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

Toulouse

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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Toulouse sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Nice.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Nice

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary website.

Getting from Toulouse to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods