17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
ferry + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cassis
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Arles
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
4
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Eze
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
6
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Cassis

Cassis ©
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. On the 17th (Tue), stop by Pastis Et Compagnie, then explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Route des Cretes, head outdoors with Cape Canaille, and then take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cassis trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Cassis is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cassis is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Arles.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Route des Cretes
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Calanque de Port-Miou ©
Calanque de Port-Miou
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

1
night
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, then take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arles tour itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Cassis to Arles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, La Maison Carree
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue ©
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Arles to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

2
nights
Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer ©
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Paloma Beach, explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Villefranche-sur-Mer trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Villefranche-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eze.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villa Kerylos
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Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Eze

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, and finally stroll through Eze Sur Mer Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique et Exotique Val Rahmeh, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, then make a trip to Fort de la Revere, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eze trip itinerary maker tool .

Eze is very close to Villefranche-sur-Mer. In September, daily temperatures in Eze can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Menton, Promenade Le Corbusier
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get to know the resident critters at Marineland, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice itinerary planning tool .

Nice is just a short distance from Eze. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Massif de l'Esterel, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Croisette
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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