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

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

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

Start: Tampa
+2
Fly + foot + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) in some colorful company at Marineland. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Tampa, USA to Nice is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Nice. When traveling from Tampa in May, plan for much colder days in Nice, with highs around 69°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

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Marineland
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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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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Saint-Tropez (Le Brigantin II & Plage des Canebiers), Port Grimaud (Taxi Boat Saint Tropez & HPCO - Location Barques Electriques) and Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Saint-Tropez, Site de Malpasset, Plage de Sylvabelle
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Le Brigantin II ©
Le Brigantin II
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains, then see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon road trip site .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Avignon are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

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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 23rd (Thu), take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and finally make a trip to Vieux Port. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
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