11 days in South of France Itinerary

11 days in South of France Itinerary

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11 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, cruise along Route des Cretes, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Marseille is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Marseille is minus 1 hour. In July, Marseille is warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Route des Cretes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Palais des Papes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Take a break from Saint-Raphael with a short trip to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Saint-Aygulf, about 32 minutes away.

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You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Aqualand Frejus, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

4
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.
Step out of Nice to go to Castellane and see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Marineland, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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