15 days in France & Limpopo Province Itinerary

15 days in France & Limpopo Province Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online journey maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

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Marseille, France

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Cours Mirabeau, &more) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

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You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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Nice, France

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 19th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice road trip website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

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Bela Bela, South Africa

Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Kick 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, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bela Bela trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nice to Bela Bela. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Bela Bela. Traveling from Nice in July, you will find days in Bela Bela are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks · Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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Hoedspruit, South Africa

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 look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, then stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bela Bela to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. In July, Hoedspruit is somewhat warmer than Bela Bela - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

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

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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

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Nature & Parks · Zoos · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.