6 days in South of France Itinerary

6 days in South of France Itinerary

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6 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h
1
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  6​h
3
Carcassonne
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

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London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, Nice is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Porto-Vecchio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu ©
Piscines Naturelles de Cavu

1
day
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip website .

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Carcassonne by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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night
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Chateau des Milandes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip website .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Carcassonne in October, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau des Milandes
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

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