7 days in South of France Itinerary

7 days in South of France Itinerary

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New York City
Fly:
18​h 15​min
Marseille
— 1 night
train:
45​min
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:
2​h 45​min
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:
17​h
New York City

1
day
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 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then wander the streets of Old Port.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Marseille sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Marseille is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Marseille, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Sightseeing

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Old Port

1
day
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 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Avignon itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Sightseeing Parks
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Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon
Rocher des Doms

3
days
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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) in some colorful company at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

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Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in July, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Sightseeing Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence
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Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville
Marineland

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