60 days in South of France Itinerary

60 days in South of France Itinerary

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60 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Biarritz
— 6 nights
2
Bordeaux
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Carcassonne Center
— 5 nights
6
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Avignon
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
8
Marseille
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Saint-Tropez
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Nice
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester

6
nights
Biarritz

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Biarritz side-trips: Plage de Lafitenia (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz) and Hendaye (Scuba & Snorkeling & Plage d'Hendaye). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, and take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz online sightseeing planner .

Manchester, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Biarritz to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guethary, Hendaye, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Room Escape Games, Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz
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Room Escape Games
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

6
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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: Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch), Chateau Lestevenie (in Gageac-et-Rouillac) and Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion). Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), get to know the resident critters at Zoo de La Palmyre, browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, and tee off at Golf des Vigiers.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux online trip maker .

Drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Chateau Lestevenie, Zoo de La Palmyre, Chateau Paloumey, Dune du Pilat, Chateau Cantenac
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Wine Tours & Tastings
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat

7
nights
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.
Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Chateau de Puyguilhem (in Villars), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Perigueux (Grotte de Tourtoirac & Cathedrale St-Front). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, admire all the interesting features of Les Noyeraies du Landers, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, and hike along Au pas de l'ane. Location d'anes.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Bordeaux in October, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Perigueux, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Jardin Exotique, Chateau de Puyguilhem
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Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Place du Capitole. On the next day, get curious at Cite de l'espace.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Toulouse driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, Toulouse is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne Center: Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center travel app .

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne Center takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Niaux, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, O'Vineyards, Mount Perdu
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

5
nights
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
When in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, make a side trip to see Visite des Calanques in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at The Camargue. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, ride a horse along L'ecurie de l'Auberge Cavaliere, and take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Visite des Calanques, The Camargue
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, & more), Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres, Il Etait Une Flamme, & more) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, explore and take pictures at Arenes de Nimes, and play a few rounds at Golf de Servanes.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Roussillon, Les Baux de Provence, Golf de Servanes, Roman Theatre of Orange, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Tapiezo ©
Tapiezo
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Granet Museum, & more), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and get outside with Cape Canaille.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marseille journey planning tool .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Ciotat, Laser game Evolution, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques

7
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. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc, La plage, & more), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier & Plage La Capte). The adventure continues: stroll through Calanque de Maubois, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Canebiers, cool off at Aquaboum, and explore the historical opulence of Grimaud Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Grimaud, Saint-Raphael, Hyeres, La Brigante
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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
La plage ©
La plage
Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Vieux Port, & more), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Massif de l'Esterel, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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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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