15 days in France & Limpopo Province Itinerary

15 days in France & Limpopo Province Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Bela Bela
Bela Bela, South Africa
— 1 night
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights


Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: visit Vieille Ville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice day trip website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bela Bela, South Africa

— 1 night
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventures with Elephants, and then tee off at Zebula Golf Course.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bela Bela trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Nice to Bela Bela with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Bela Bela. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Bela Bela to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Wildlife · Parks · Golf · Outdoors
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Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 2 nights
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bela Bela to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. In July, Hoedspruit is a bit warmer than Bela Bela - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Limpopo Province travel guide

Nature & Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Zoos
With a name meaning "strong gushing waterfalls" in the Sepedi language, Limpopo features powerful streams, rivers, and waterfalls. A trip through Limpopo reveals several mining towns; tea, tropical fruit, and forestry production areas; as well as mineral springs to the south. A road cuts through the middle of Limpopo, which acts as an important route towards the rest of Africa. Rich in natural resources, Limpopo's tourist attractions include more than 50 game reserves.