14 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

14 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grimaud
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 3 nights
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Nice — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Room Escape Games, Île Sainte-Marguerite, &more) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice itinerary planner.

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Aqualand Frejus, then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and then make a trip to Site de Malpasset.

To find photos and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grimaud.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Grimaud — 3 nights

Explore Grimaud's surroundings by going to Aquavillage Parc (in Hyeres), Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures) and Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grimaud vacation tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Grimaud in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Grimaud sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cassis.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Cassis — 3 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cassis: Porquerolles Island (Plage d'Argent & Plage Notre Dame), Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Room Escape Games, Ile des Embiez, &more). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cassis trip planner.

You can drive from Grimaud to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.
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