10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 1 night
2
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Marseille
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, thensee the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice sightseeing planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Nice is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May: high temperatures in Nice hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, make a trip to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center vacation planner.

Getting from Nice to Carcassonne Center by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Carcassonne Center, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, and then step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda travel route website.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, thendon't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange, thendon't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Avignon by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. Let the collections at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Musee Granet capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marseille visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Calanques ©
Calanques

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