16 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

16 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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16 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner .

Hong Kong, China to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Paris is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then wander the streets of Place Des Carmes, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Avignon hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Vignobles Mayard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Calanques, Cours Mirabeau
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

3
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La plage and Plage de Jean Blanc. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chartreuse de la Verne and Confiserie Azureenne. Step out of Bormes-Les-Mimosas to go to La Croix-Valmer and see Plage de Sylvabelle, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Faviere, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, and kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas visit planner.

Drive from Marseille to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Collobrieres, Le Lavandou, Plage de Sylvabelle
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Coco Beach and Castel Plage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip tool .

Drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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