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

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

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Philadelphia
Fly:
17​h 30​min
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Avignon
— 1 night
train:
45​min
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:
16​h
Philadelphia

3
days
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 off the beaten path and head to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Vieux Eze. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Le Suquet in Cannes, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze.

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Philadelphia, USA to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Nice

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eze, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Le Suquet
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Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais

1
day
Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Sainte-Croix.

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Explore your travel options from Nice to Moustiers Sainte-Marie with the Route module. Traveling from Nice in October, plan for little chillier nights in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lac de Sainte-Croix
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Notre Dame de Beauvoir

2
days
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.
On the 20th (Fri), make a trip to Place de l'Horloge, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, don't miss a visit to Carrieres de Lumieres, then relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS, and finally admire the striking features of Maison de Santé Saint-Paul de Mausole.

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Explore your travel options from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Avignon with the Route module. October in Avignon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Maison de Santé Saint-Paul de Mausole, Musee Departemental Arles Antique
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Palais des Papes
Rocher des Doms
Carrieres de Lumieres

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, see the interesting displays at Fort Saint-Jean, then get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

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Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Sightseeing Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major
Fort Saint-Jean

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