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

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Avignon — 1 day

City of Popes

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Avignon is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in April, Avignon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a stroll through The Panier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally visit Cours Mirabeau.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online day trip planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Petit Vigneau Winery (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Village de Mougins (in Mougins) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and steep yourself in history at Quai Rauba Capeu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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.