9 days in South of France Itinerary

9 days in South of France Itinerary

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9 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
Avignon
— 1 night
train:  45​min
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Le Lavandou
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
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 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Avignon is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Avignon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Rocher des Doms ©
Rocher des Doms

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Port.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marseille visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Marseille

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

1
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Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Olbius-Riquier, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou online road trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in June, you will find days in Le Lavandou are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Hyeres, Plage de l'Estagnol
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Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Parc Olbius-Riquier ©
Parc Olbius-Riquier

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then make a trip to Place Massena, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

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Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Marineland ©
Marineland

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