22 days in South of France Itinerary

22 days in South of France Itinerary

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22 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Tropez
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nice
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Belfast

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Perdu and Zipline. Let the collections at Parc de la Prehistoire and School Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip site .

Belfast, UK to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Carcassonne Center is 1 hour. Traveling from Belfast in May, you will find days in Carcassonne Center are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Parc de la Prehistoire, O'Vineyards, La cité médiévale, Mount Perdu
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
School Museum ©
School Museum

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Carrieres des Lumieres and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Take a break from the city and head to Calanques and Plage du Capelan. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bandol) and Marseille (Parc national des Calanques, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online day trip planner .

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. June in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, Bandol, Cassis, Carrieres des Lumieres, Musee des Chantiers Naval
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques

5
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage du Debarquement. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Heraclee Beach and Plage de Gigaro. Change things up with a short trip to Le Cap Lardier in La Croix-Valmer (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Plage de Vergeron, admire the natural beauty at Les Murs Vegetaux, and kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez day trip planning site .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

6
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marineland and Castel Plage. Let the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, and browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antibes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Choisy La Galerie, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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