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

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

Created using Inspirock Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Cannes
— 1 night
Drive
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Bandol
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Cannes

— 1 night

Festival City

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 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, then discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive, and then visit Le Suquet.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cannes trip planner.

Lyon to Cannes is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bandol.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bandol

— 1 night
Bandol is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Plage de la Coudouliere, then kick back and relax at Plage du Capelan, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Atlantide.

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Drive from Cannes to Bandol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bandol can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Bandol

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bandol to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.