15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Avignon
— 1 night
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
3
Hyeres
— 2 nights
4
Sainte-Maxime
— 2 nights
5
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 5 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally wander the streets of Place Des Carmes. On your second day here, make a trip to Pont du Gard, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Avignon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Avignon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Pont du Gard, Le Sentier des Ocres, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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.
On the 17th (Mon), wander the streets of The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille visit planning website.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

2
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol, take a memorable tour with Dune La Londe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sainte-Maxime.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plage de l'Estagnol, Dune La Londe
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Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

2
nights
Sainte-Maxime

Sainte-Maxime is a commune and city in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Sainte-Maxime, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, and finally visit Port Grimaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye du Thoronet, then find something for the whole family at Aqualand Saint Maxime, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Nartelle.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sainte-Maxime travel route planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Sainte-Maxime in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Sainte-Maxime

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Grimaud, Abbaye du Thoronet
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud
Aqualand Saint Maxime ©
Aqualand Saint Maxime

2
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): meet the residents at Parc Zoologique de Frejus, then get interesting insight from TakSea, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Catalan Bougie, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

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Drive from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Raphael in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. August in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frejus, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Catalan Bougie ©
Catalan Bougie

5
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, cool off at Aquasplash, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nice vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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