Two weeks is an ideal amount of time to spend in Provence: the region's highlights, from wineries to medieval villages to lavender fields, are best experienced at a relaxed pace. Go on a self-guided adventure, driving or riding an e-bike down country roads, or opt for an action-packed tour of the Provençal Alps that features hiking, boating, and kayaking in the mountains. Alternatively, visit Provence as part of a broader trip plan that includes Paris, Lyon, and Nice. The choice is yours—find out more about your options with these unique itinerary ideas.

Itinerary #1: Best of Paris, Lyon, Nice, & Provence

On this grand tour of France's top attractions, you'll see the City of Lights, relax on the French Riviera, sip wine in Provence, and explore Lyon's gourmet food traditions.

Sample locally produced rosé wine in Provence
Sample locally produced rosé wine in Provence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris - Explore the City Paris
Day 2 Ile de la Cité & Latin Quarter Walking Tour Paris
Day 3 Le Louvre Museum Tour Paris
Day 4 Le Marais Walking Tour Paris
Day 5 Train from Paris to Lyon Lyon
Day 6 Culinary Walking Tour in Lyon Lyon
Day 7 Beaujolais Tour & Wine Tasting Lyon
Day 8 Train from Lyon to Avignon Avignon
Day 9 Châteauneuf du Pape Tour & Wine Tasting Avignon
Day 10 Drive from Avignon to Aix en Provence Aix en Provence
Day 11 Cooking Class in Aix en Provence Aix en Provence
Day 12 Drive from Aix en Provence to Nice Nice
Day 13 Perfume Tour in Grasse Nice
Day 14 Depart Nice  

Spend the first few days in Paris, taking a walking tour around Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter, visiting the Louvre, and exploring the charming streets of Le Marais. Catch the train to Lyon for a food-focused walking tour followed by a Beaujolais tour and tasting on day seven. 

Midway through the trip, you'll continue on to Avignon by train. See the onetime papal residence at Châteauneuf du Pape and taste locally produced wines, then drive to Aix-en-Provence, where you'll shop in the marketplace and take a cooking class. The trip wraps up in Grasse, where you'll learn about the process behind perfume-making on a special tour. You'll have one last evening to relax in Nice before catching a flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Discover Provence by Electric Bike

Pedal through Provence on this electric bike adventure through lavender fields, wineries, and traditional villages.

Lavender fields in Provence
Lavender fields in Provence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris Paris
Day 2 Paris to Montelimar, Bike Pick-Up, & Route to Grignan Grignan
Day 3 Free Day in Grignan, the Gem of Drôme Provençale Grignan
Day 4 E-Bike from Grignan to Vaucluse-la-Romaine Vaison la Romaine
Day 5 Free Day in Vaison-la-Romaine Vaison la Romaine
Day 6 E-Bike from Vaison to Sault & Mount Ventoux Sault
Day 7 Free Day in Sault, the Land of Lavender Sault
Day 8 E-Bike from Sault to Roussillon & the Luberon Roussillon
Day 9 Free Day in Roussillon & Outstanding Ochre Roussillon
Day 10 E-Bike from Roussillon to Fontaine de Vaucluse Fontaine de Vaucluse
Day 11 Free Day in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the World of Waters Fontaine de Vaucluse
Day 12 E-bike from Fontaine de Vaucluse to Avignon Avignon
Day 13 Full Day in Avignon, City of the Popes Avignon
Day 14 Au Revoir, France  

Begin with an afternoon and evening in Paris. Move onto Montelimar on day two, where you'll pick up an electric bike, also known as an e-bike. Feel the wind in your hair as you travel to Grignan, a hilltop village in the Rhône Valley, located at the so-called "Gate of Provence." Visit the Chateau de Grignan before continuing on to Vaucluse-la-Romaine to Mount Ventoux to Sault, where you'll take another break. Go for a walk on the Lavender Road, snack on candy at the Boyer Nougat Factory, pay a visit to a lavender distillery, and pick up souvenirs at Provence Soap Works.

Bike to the Luberon next. You'll pedal to Roussillon, located in the middle of one of Europe's biggest ochre deposits. You'll have a free day to explore the town and check out the Conservatory of Ochre and Applied Pigments, housed in an old ochre processing factory. Next, ride to Fontaine de Vaucluse, famous for its natural springs. Spend the last full day of the trip sightseeing in the old town of medieval Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence

Hit the road for this two-week road trip around one of France's most popular regions, stopping along the journey for cooking classes, a photography workshop, a private boat cruise, and much more.

Avignon, France at night
Avignon, France at night
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Marseille Marseille
Day 2 Cooking Class & Soap Atelier Experience Marseille
Day 3 Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop Marseille
Day 4 Pick up Rental Car, Drive to Aix-en-Provence & City Tour Aix-en-Provence
Day 5 Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 6 Free Day in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 7 Drive to the Luberon Region & Explore Hilltop Villages Bonnieux
Day 8 Drive to Les Baux de Provence & Saint Rémy de Provence Saint Rémy de Provence
Day 9 Olive Oil Experience & Wine Estates Saint Rémy de Provence
Day 10 Drive from Saint Rémy to Arles & Explore Roman History Arles
Day 11 Drive from Arles to Avignon & Afternoon in the City Avignon
Day 12 Roman History Road Trip in Nîmes & Uzès Avignon
Day 13 Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas Wine Tour Avignon
Day 14 Return to Marseille & Depart  

The trip starts in Marseille, France's oldest city. You'll take a cooking class and learn about soap-making on day two, then enjoy a private boat cruise and a photography workshop the following day. Pick up your rental car on day four and drive to Aix-en-Provence, where you'll stay for the next few days. Take a city tour followed by a Provençal cooking class; afterward, you'll have a free day to relax.  

Drive to the Luberon region to kick off week two. Take your time exploring hilltop villages, then drive to Les Baux de Provence and onward to Saint Rémy de Provence, where you'll have an olive oil tasting. Move onto Arles, noted for its Roman antiquity, then continue to Avignon, where you'll base yourself for the last few days of the trip, side-tripping to the Roman ruins at Nîmes, the medieval village of Uzès, and Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas for a wine tour. Back-track to Marseille to finish the trip and catch a flight out. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Provençal Alps Adventure

Hike to the depths of Verdon Gorge, pedal through the countryside, and boat along the coastline on this active itinerary around Provence.

Verdon Gorge in Provence, France
Verdon Gorge in Provence, France
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Marseille Marseille
Day 2 Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop Marseille
Day 3 Soap Atelier & Marseille to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 4 Horseback Ride from Moustiers to Sainte-Croix Lake Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 5 Rafting on the Verdon River Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 6 Verdon Wildlife Photography Session Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 7 Valensole Plateau & Lake Sainte-Croix du Verdon Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 8 Via Cordata & Route des Crêtes Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 9 Sunset Summit Hike Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 10 Canyoneering in the Verdon Gorge Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Day 11 Drive from Moustiers to Aix-en-Provence & Cultural Tour Aix-en-Provence
Day 12 Sainte Victoire Mountain Hike Aix-en-Provence
Day 13 E-Bike Tour Along Cezanne's Route Aix-en-Provence
Day 14 Return to Marseille & Depart  

This action-packed itinerary starts in Marseille. After a boat cruise and a photography workshop—where you'll pick up skills to use for the rest of the trip—you'll travel to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. From there, you'll travel on horseback to Sainte-Croix Lake. Gear up for a rafting trip down the Verdon River on day five, then spend some dedicated time photographing wildlife the next day. 

Drive to Plateau de Valensole to see some of Provence's most picturesque lavender fields, then go for a sailing or kayaking trip on the emerald-hued waters of Lake Sainte-Croix du Verdon. You'll have a rock-climbing experience the following morning—a lesson for beginners is included—and take a scenic drive along the Route des Crêtes in the afternoon. Take in views of the lake during a sunset hike the next day, then go canyoneering in the depths of Verdon Gorge. The trip comes to a close with an e-bike tour along the Cézanne Route, which highlights the landscapes that inspired the great painter. Learn more

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Map of 2 Weeks in Provence - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Provence - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas