11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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:  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.
We've included these beaches for you: Promenade du Soleil and Plage du Buse. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, thenkick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Guerrevieille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baumette, and then kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Plage de Guerrevieille
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Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Plage des Canebiers ©
Plage des Canebiers
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach

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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage d'Aiguebelle and Heraclee Beach. Step out of La Croix-Valmer with an excursion to Plage de Jean Blanc in Le Lavandou--about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Debarquement.

Make your La Croix-Valmer itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to La Croix-Valmer in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in La Croix-Valmer are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

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 21st (Sat), take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thenexplore the striking landscape at Calanques, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Samena. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, thenkick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally stroll around Le Palais de Justice.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip planning tool.

Drive from La Croix-Valmer to Marseille in 2 hours. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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
Bestouan Beach ©
Bestouan Beach
Calanques ©
Calanques

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