59 days in South of France Itinerary

59 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France journey planner

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Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport
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Nice
— 10 nights
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Biarritz
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux
— 7 nights
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La Rochelle
— 6 nights
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
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Toulouse
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Montpellier
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 6 nights
Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Bilaspur

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Nice

— 10 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Musee Napoleonien, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Cannes (Cimetiere du Grand Jas, La Croisette, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and deepen your understanding at Institut de Francais.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip app.

Bilaspur, India to Nice is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bilaspur to Nice due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, make a trip to Phare de Biarritz, and try your luck at Casino Barriere de Biarritz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz road trip planning site.

Getting from Nice to Biarritz by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Biarritz sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 7 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: Perigueux (Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord & Cathedrale St-Front), Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, wander the streets of Promenade Sainte Catherine, see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin, and snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

Discover how to plan a Bordeaux trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort), Clocher Observatoire (in Saint Martin de Re) and Eglise Sainte-Catherine de La Flotte (in La Flotte). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, indulge your senses at Hennessy Les Visites, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou trip planning app.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou when traveling from La Rochelle in February, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

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Toulouse

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Chocolaterie de Larra (in Larra), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and S Room Agency (in Montauban). Next up on the itinerary: soak in style at Le Riad du Bien etre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, make a trip to Le Capitole, and get curious at Cite de l'espace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Toulouse takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Basilique Notre-Dame de Marceille (in Limoux), Cellier des Demoiselles (in Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse) and Perpignan (Cathedrale St-Jean, Castillet, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne travel route website.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Montpellier

— 6 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: La Maison du Guide de Camargue (in Montcalm), Chateau Bas d'Aumelas (in Aumelas) and Domaine Rotonde Cavalier (in Lezan). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take some stellar pictures from Mont St-Clair, and look for gifts at Les Halles de Sete.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Avignon

— 6 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 La Cave de Soye (in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux), Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo (in Roussillon) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, and explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip maker website.

You can drive from Montpellier to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Marseille

— 6 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: L'Avenue 83 (in La Valette-du-Var), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Casino Pleinair Partouche, &more) and Cassis (Cape Canaille, Casino Barriere de Cassis, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, stroll through Parc National des Calanques, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille travel route planner.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips