11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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11 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
La Croix-Valmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  13​h
End: New York City

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Promenade du Soleil and Castel Plage. Step out of Nice to go to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and see Plage du Buse, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, and stroll through Coco Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday maker tool .

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Nice sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eze Sur Mer Strand, Plage du Buse, Promenade du Soleil
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through La Ponche Beach, then stroll through Plage des Canebiers, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Guerrevieille. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baumette, and then kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, Saint-Raphael is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Croix-Valmer.

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Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Plage de Guerrevieille
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Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire ©

3
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. You'll get in some beach time at La plage and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Marines.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Croix-Valmer trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to La Croix-Valmer takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and finally stroll through Calanque de Samena. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bestouan Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally stroll around Le Palais de Justice.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille travel route planner .

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Marseille takes 2 hours. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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