13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Antibes
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastère de Cimiez and Promenade Le Corbusier. Vieille Ville and Tourrettes-sur-Loup will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Cemetery of the Old Chateau in Menton, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary site.

Cardiff, UK to Nice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cardiff to Nice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in December, you will find days in Nice are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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Antibes

Antibes ©

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de l'Escalet and Port Grimaud 1 Beach. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antibes trip maker app.

Drive from Nice to Antibes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles will appeal to museum buffs. Chateau La Coste en Provence and Roman Theatre of Orange are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye du Thoronet (in Le Thoronet) and Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Eglise St-Trophime, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antibes to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Longchamp and Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne. Let the collections at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille and Centre de la Vieille Charite capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume) and Avignon (Basilique Saint Pierre & Palais des Papes). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille route website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Side Trips

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Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine ©
Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine

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