8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
3
Cannes
— 2 nights

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night
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tonnara Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, thensteep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard, and finally kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio sightseeing planner.

Atlanta, USA to Bonifacio is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in Bonifacio hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
La Tonnara Beach ©
La Tonnara Beach
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and Salin d'Aigues-Mortes are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Theatre of Orange and Eglise St-Trophime. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan) and Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Ventoux and go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Avignon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Mt Ventoux
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Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes

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Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Le Suquet, thencontemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and then examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

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Getting from Avignon to Cannes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Musee Fragonard, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

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