10 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

10 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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10 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15​h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Le Lavandou
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Charlotte

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, meet the residents at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice planning website .

Charlotte, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Nice. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Massif de l'Esterel, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Louis, and finally head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Le Lavandou road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, Le Lavandou is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bormes-Les-Mimosas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Saint-Clair ©
Plage de Saint-Clair
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence road trip tool .

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a stroll through The Panier, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille online attractions planner .

Marseille is very close to Aix-en-Provence. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port