16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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16 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  5​h
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nice
— 5 nights
End: Munich

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
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 Place Baragnon (in Cassis) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and wander the streets of The Panier.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille planner .

Munich, Germany to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Marseille is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cassis, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

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Avignon

Avignon ©
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 Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, admire all the interesting features of Mines de Bruoux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Avignon road trip tool .

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mines de Bruoux, Chateau de Lourmarin, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Sentier des Ocres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of School Museum, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and then wander the streets of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center travel route builder .

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Plage des Marines (in Cogolin).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saint-Raphael trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Saint-Raphael takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Carcassonne Center in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Plage de Guerrevieille, Plage des Marines, Site de Malpasset
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage des Canebiers ©
Plage des Canebiers

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Nice

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, expect nights in Nice to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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