8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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8 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17​h
1
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  3​h 15​min
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cannes
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach and then stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then steep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard, and finally kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio road trip tool .

Atlanta, USA to Bonifacio is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Bonifacio. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in Bonifacio hover around 82°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Chateau de Grignan. Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and Eglise St-Trophime are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Salin d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Ventoux and go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Roman Theatre of Orange, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Chateau de Grignan, Mines de Bruoux
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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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, then contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musee du Parfum Fragonard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes vacation planner.

Drive from Avignon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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