5-Day France Road Trip from Nice to Avignon, Nimes, Lyon & Marseille

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Starts in
Nice
Ends in
Nice
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-day road trip through France.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Nice, Avignon, Nimes, Lyon, and Marseille.

We'll help you experience the best 5 days in France you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in France at Nice, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in France, including the stunning Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice and Marc Chagall National Museum.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Nice, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Massena Nice. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Boscolo Nice Hotel & Spa. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Restaurant Campanile Nice Airport. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Fontaine du Soleil in the city of Nice. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption and Place Giuseppe Garibaldi.

From the spectacular Villa Masséna Musée in the city of Nice to the unforgettable Promenade du Paillon in the city of Nice, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through France.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in France. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through France.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in France, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything France has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of France. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in France fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in France today!

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Included

4 nights hotel
Breakfast
5 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Nice - city in FranceNice
Avignon - city in FranceAvignon
Lyon - city in FranceLyon
Nîmes - city in FranceNîmes
Marseille - city in FranceMarseille

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Attractions

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
Marc Chagall National Museum, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceMarc Chagall National Museum
Fountain of the Sun, Quartier Jean-Médecin, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceFontaine du Soleil
Promenade du Paillon, Quartier Jean-Médecin, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FrancePromenade du Paillon
Place MassénaPlace Masséna
Jardin Albert 1erJardin Albert 1er
Castle Hill, Vieux Nice, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCastle Hill
Parc Phœnix, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceParc Phœnix
Pont du GardPont du Gard
Porte des Enfants du Rhône
Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon 6e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceParc de la Tête d'Or
La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceLa Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
Palais LongchampPalais Longchamp
Les Petits Trains de Marseille, Hôtel de Ville, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceLes Petits Trains de Marseille
Parc BorélyParc Borély
Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Basilica, Quartier Jean-Médecin, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceBasilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
Place Giuseppe Garibaldi, Le Port, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FrancePlace Giuseppe Garibaldi
Villa Masséna Musée, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceVilla Masséna Musée

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Mar 1 - Mar 5

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Day 1

Day 1 in Nice - Arrival Day

  • Nice - Arrival Day
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  • Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
  • Marc Chagall National Museum
  • Fontaine du Soleil
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Your amazing road trip adventure in France begins when you reach the incredible city of Nice. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Nice is the Boscolo Nice Hotel & Spa. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 80.31 out of 5 stars by 1,280 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Massena Nice. This hotel has an average rating of 82.76 out of 5 stars by 2,205 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Nice is the Hotel Restaurant Campanile Nice Airport. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 77.13 out of 5 stars by 2,399 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Nice, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Nice has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice. This attraction is a church and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,009 visitors.

Marc Chagall National Museum is another popular attraction in the city of Nice. This unforgettable attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,377 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Nice is Fontaine du Soleil. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,831 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Nice, Chez Acchiardo. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,467 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Nice is Chez Acchiardo. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,467 customers.

Locals recommend Les Sens as one of the best restaurants in the city of Nice. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 920 customers.

Nice also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Nice is Wayne's Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,557 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Nice is Wayne's Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,557 customers.

Locals also enjoy La Shounga. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,693 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 5-day vacation in France!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Nice and Avignon

  • Avignon
  • Nice
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  • Promenade du Paillon
  • Place Masséna
  • Jardin Albert 1er
  • Castle Hill
  • Parc Phœnix
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Day 2 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Promenade du Paillon, Place Masséna, Jardin Albert 1er, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Nice is the amazing Promenade du Paillon. This attraction is a green belt that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,711 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible square, Place Masséna. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,946 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Jardin Albert 1er. This popular urban park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,529 visitors.

The spectacular Castle Hill is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Nice today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,207 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Parc Phœnix. This attraction is a popular tram stop that has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 8,734 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Nice by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in France. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Avignon, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Avignon is the 4-star Hotel Cloitre Saint-Louis. This hotel has an average rating of 75.63 out of 5 stars by 1,360 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Avignon Grand Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Avignon. This hotel is rated an average of 82.02 out of 5 stars by 1,732 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star ibis Avignon Sud Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 79.93 out of 5 stars by 1,189 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Avenio, one of the best restaurants in the city of Avignon. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 655 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurant EAT as one of the best restaurants in the city of Avignon. Restaurant EAT is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 515 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Avignon is Le Vintage. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,980 customers.

After dinner, visit O'Collins's Irish Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Avignon. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,425 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like L'Explo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 823 customers.

Alternatively, Restaurant Bar à Vin Le 46 is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Avignon. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 637 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through France!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Nimes and Lyon

  • Lyon
  • Nîmes
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  • Pont du Gard
  • Porte des Enfants du Rhône
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
  • Place Bellecour
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Day 3 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Nimes is the amazing Pont du Gard. This attraction is an arch bridge and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,332 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Nimes is another excellent way to spend your new day in France. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of France’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to France’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of France’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Porte des Enfants du Rhône in the region of Metropolis of Lyon for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,859 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,104 visitors, the remarkable La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Place Bellecour. This attraction, a stunning square, has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,655 travelers.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Lyon.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Lyon is the 4-star hotel Hotel Charlemagne. This hotel has an average rating of 80.65 out of 5 stars by 2,501 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Boscolo Lyon is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Lyon. This hotel is rated an average of 85.02 out of 5 stars by 1,896 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Hotel Axotel Lyon Perrache, Qualys. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 72.31 out of 5 stars by 2,689 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try L Bar food & drink, one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

Locals also recommend L Bar food & drink as one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. L Bar food & drink is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon is Bouchon Tupin. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

After dinner, visit L Bar food & drink, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like L Bar food & drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

Alternatively, The Phantom of the Opera is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 514 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through France!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Marseille and Nice

  • Nice
  • Marseille
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  • Palais Longchamp
  • Les Petits Trains de Marseille
  • Parc Borély
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Day 4 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Palais Longchamp, Les Petits Trains de Marseille, Parc Borély, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Marseille is the amazing Palais Longchamp. This attraction is a water tower that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,357 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Les Petits Trains de Marseille. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 7,726 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Parc Borély. This popular park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,439 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Marseille by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in France. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Nice, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Nice is the 4-star BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Massena Nice. This hotel has an average rating of 82.76 out of 5 stars by 2,205 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Boscolo Nice Hotel & Spa is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Nice. This hotel is rated an average of 80.31 out of 5 stars by 1,280 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel Restaurant Campanile Nice Airport. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 77.13 out of 5 stars by 2,399 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Peixes, one of the best restaurants in the city of Nice. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,157 customers.

Locals also recommend Peixes as one of the best restaurants in the city of Nice. Peixes is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,157 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Nice is Le Frog. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,109 customers.

After dinner, visit Le Shapko, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Nice. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,073 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Le Shapko. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,073 customers.

Alternatively, Le Vingt4 is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Nice. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 453 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Nice - Departure Day

  • Nice - Departure Day
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  • Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
  • Place Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Villa Masséna Musée
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Day 5 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Nice before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Nice. This national shrine and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,265.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Place Giuseppe Garibaldi is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,243 reviews.

You can also stop at Villa Masséna Musée museum to capture the beauty and wonder of Nice one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,939.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Nice before you conclude your short European break.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Nice at Comptoir du Marché before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 658 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Comptoir du Marché for your last chance at a meal in the city of Nice. The Comptoir du Marché restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 658 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try La Langouste. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 606 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to France and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in France!

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