15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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15 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castellane: Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon), La Citadelle d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux) and Presbytère (in Puget Theniers). The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the activities along Lac d'Allos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castellane holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Castellane is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Castellane, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Castellane to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Lac d'Allos, Route des Cretes La Palud, Presbytère, La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, Les Gorges du Verdon
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, then shop like a local with Tapiezo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon travel route site .

You can drive from Castellane to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Gordes, Distillerie A. Blachere, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Laser game Evolution, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cassis, Laser game Evolution, Route des Cretes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Plage du Pellegrin (in La Londe Les Maures), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Lac de Saint-Cassien (in Tanneron).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Plage de l'Estagnol, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Plage du Pellegrin
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning app .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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