10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 1 night
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 day
3
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Nice
— 3 nights

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 19th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, thenmake a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

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Cleveland, USA to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cleveland to Porto-Vecchio, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Scuba & Snorkeling
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Fly from Porto-Vecchio to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in May, Sarlat-la-Caneda is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau des Milandes, Chateau de Commarque, Chateau de Beynac, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thencontemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne Center road trip planner.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, make a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange, and then steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, thendelve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Avignon online visit planner.

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Roman Theatre of Orange, Carrieres des Lumieres, Musee Departemental Arles Antique
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, thenexamine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, thencontemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville. On the next day, take a stroll through Le Suquet, wander the streets of La Croisette, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes

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