24 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

24 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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St-Paul-de-Vence
— 2 nights
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Antibes
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 7 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

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Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Paris is 9 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 7:

Nice

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

St-Paul-de-Vence

— 2 nights
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Fondation Maeght, look for gifts at La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center - Polygone Riviera, and finally learn about winemaking at Le Petit Vigneau Winery.

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St-Paul-de-Vence is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Antibes

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Les Murs Peints, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Lérins Islands and then step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite.

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Antibes is very close to St-Paul-de-Vence. In May, daytime highs in Antibes are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Saint-Raphael

— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Port Grimaud (in Grimaud), Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret) and Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, look for gifts at Catalan Bougie, contemplate the waterfront views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

You can drive from Antibes to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Antibes in May, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then visit Cours Mirabeau, and finally make a trip to Librairie Le Blason.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stroll through Parc National des Calanques, stop by The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

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Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 22: