With a week to spend in Provence, you can tour the region's highlights, focus your time on a sub-region like Upper Provence, or opt for a trip that also includes a few days in the French Riviera or Paris. Take a road trip through wine country, pedal through lavender fields on a bike tour, cruise around Calanques National Park on a boat, hike and swim in gorges and rivers, take a cooking class at a country estate: there's so much to see and do. Learn more about your options with these unique itinerary ideas.

Itinerary #1: Provence Road Trip

Hit the road for this adventure around Provence that takes you to wineries, traditional villages, and a national park where you'll cruise through bays and inlets on a private boat tour.

A quiet street in Aix-en-Provence
A quiet street in Aix-en-Provence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Marseille - Pick-Up Rental Car Marseille
Day 2 Cruise in Calanques National Park - Return to Marseille Marseille
Day 3 Drive to Aix-en-Provence - Cultural Tour Aix-en-Provence
Day 4 Half-Day Wine Tour in Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 5 Driving Tour in the Luberon Bonnieux
Day 6 Electric Bike Tour in the Luberon Bonnieux
Day 7 Return Rental Car - Depart Provence  

The trip starts in Marseille. You'll pick up a rental car on the first day, then make a side trip to Calanques National Park, where you'll go on a half-day boat trip through a series of beautiful bays and inlets. Drive to Aix-en-Provence and explore the charming streets of the village, taking in the iconic surrounding landscapes that inspired the work of Cezanne, Picasso, and Kandinsky.

On day four, you'll taste the famous wines of Côtes de Provence during a wine tour. Then explore the Luberon by car, overnighting in Bonnieux. On the last full day of the trip, you'll explore the Provençal countryside on an electric bicycle, stopping to visit villages like Lacoste, Ménerbes, and Oppède le Vieux. Have a picnic lunch and pedal through vineyards and lavender fields on your way back to Bonnieux, where you'll spend the last evening of the journey. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Hiking & Hilltop Villages in Provence

On this outdoorsy itinerary, you'll swim in a river, hike in a gorge, stroll through hilltop villages, explore lavender fields on foot, and relax in world-class spas.

Lavender fields in Provence
Lavender fields in Provence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Provence - Arrive in Malaucène Malaucène
Day 2 Spa Day & Sunset Over Mont Ventoux Malaucène
Day 3 Gigondas Wine Region Malaucène
Day 4 Gorges de la Nesque & Sault Sault
Day 5 Culinary Adventure in Brantes Montbrun les Bains
Day 6 Montbrun Spa & Toulourenc Valley Montbrun les Bains
Day 7 Enjoy a gourmet discovery of Nice  

You'll start your trip by arriving at the airport in Marseille, Lyon, or Nice. Transfer to Malaucène, a village at the foot of Mont Ventoux, for a relaxed afternoon and evening. On day two, get a hot stone massage at the Ventoux Provence Spa before an easy hike to the summit of Mont Ventoux at sunset. Sip local wines on the next day's tour of the Rhône Valley wine region of Gigondas, where the regional specialties are Grenache-based red and rosé wines.

Continue to the magnificent Gorges de la Nesque for a guided hike through the canyon's most scenic spots, then take a walk on the Lavender Road, a three-mile loop through a fragrant lavender farm. Day five brings a culinary workshop and soak in natural hot springs in the hilltop village of Montbrun les Bains. You'll relax on the last day of the trip with a hike along the scenic Toulourenc River, a swim in the area's naturally formed pools, and a visit to Montbrun Spa, where an outdoor hot tub faces panoramic views of the wilderness. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Tour of Provence & the French Riviera

Make your own perfume, experience the glamour of Monaco, and wander through colorful marketplaces on this trip plan around Provence and the French Riviera.

A view of Cannes at night
A view of Cannes at night
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Aix-en-Provence, the jewel of Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 2 Explore the Calanques from France's oldest city Marseille
Day 3 Tour the hilltop villages of Luberon Cannes
Day 4 Take an epicurean break in the western French Riviera Cannes
Day 5 Create your own scent in the world capital of perfume Nice
Day 6 Explore the past and present of Monte Carlo Monaco
Day 7 Enjoy a gourmet discovery of Nice  

Kick off the trip in Aix-en-Provence, often called "the jewel of Provence," with a guided tour. Then continue to picturesque Calanques National Park, where rocky cliffs jut out of the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean, and have an al fresco lunch at the Vieux-Port of Marseille. You'll tour the hilltop villages of Luberon on day three, then enjoy the evening in Cannes

Take the next day to explore the western French Riviera, stopping at beaches and villages along the way. Have lunch with a view of the marina in Saint-Tropez, then continue to Côte de Provence for a wine tasting and take a short sunset hike to Massif de l'Esterel at sunset. Make your own perfume during a workshop in Grasse, then spend the last day on a tour of Monte Carlo and Monaco before heading out on day seven. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Luxury, Art & Food in France

See the City of Lights and the quiet villages and wineries of the countryside on this well-balanced tour through Paris and Provence.

Sunset view of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
Sunset view of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris Paris
Day 2 Chauffeured Tour of Paris in a Vintage Car Paris
Day 3 Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre Paris
Day 4 Transfer from Paris to Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 5 Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 6 Avignon & Hilltop Villages of the Luberon Aix-en-Provence
Day 7 Au revoir, France!  

At the start of the trip, you'll see Paris in style from the vantage point of a chauffeured vintage car. Go on a pastry tour of Le Marais and enjoy world-class art at the Louvre in the afternoon. Move onto Provence on day four, where you'll have a free afternoon in Aix-en-Provence to visit the colorful flower market and a Provençal food market to sample local cheeses and traditional dishes.

The next day, you'll have a full-day food adventure. Shop for produce in Aix-en-Provence, then head into the countryside, where you'll take a cooking class and prepare a three-course meal at a scenic Provence château. Next, you'll head to medieval Avignon, known as "the City of the Popes," and tour the hilltop villages of the Luberon. You'll have one last evening for dinner with wine pairings in Aix-en-Provence before you fly out the next day. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Upper Provence Cycling & Wine Tour

Pedal your way through vineyards, stopping to taste local wines along the way, on this bike trip through Upper Provence.

Cycling to the top of Mont Serein Ventoux, Provence
Cycling to the top of Mont Serein Ventoux, Provence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Explore Marseille, France's Oldest City Marseille
Day 2 Avignon, City of the Popes Avignon
Day 3 Bicycle and Wine Tour of Upper Provence Chateauneuf du Pape
Day 4 The Luberon by Bicycle Apt
Day 5 Cycling tour of the Western Luberon & the Alpilles Saint Rémy de Provence
Day 6 Return to Avignon via La Montagnette Avignon
Day 7 End of the Cycling Tour/Departure  

Begin the trip in France's oldest city, Marseille, where you'll go on a guided tour of key highlights. Continue onto the medieval city of Avignon, where you'll spend the second night before a cycling and wine tour of Upper Provence on day three. Pedal along the Rhône River, passing through medieval cities and towns like Roquemaure. You'll end up in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where you'll sample Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

Explore the Luberon by electronic bike on day four, taking a break in the hilltop village of Gordes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue through the Alpilles, passing through pine and oak forests, traditional villages, and fields blooming with lavender, herbs, and wildflowers. Overnight in Saint Rémy de Provence, then return to Avignon, where you'll have time to relax over a leisurely meal on the last day of the trip. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in Provence - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Provence - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas