I'm planning a 7ish day solo road trip as part of a one month holiday flying in and out of Paris 29/8-26/9. Was thinking approx 4/9 start date, but open to suggestions. Haven't booked a car yet because I can't decide exactly where to, and how long!!!
Budget is not an issue, but thinking of staying in back packers or similar for the social side. Any suggestions would be great here :)
Want to see - nice scenery, both built and natural. Like the outdoors, so short hikes interest me... also interested in history. Overall I guess I want a bit of variety.
Happy to travel approx 2-4 hours per stretch, or longer as long as there are things to do and see along the way.
Thinking getting train to Lyon, then hire car from there.
Places I really want to see:
-Rome (thinking I should leave my car somewhere and train here?)
-Eze (can anyone comment if this is worth seeing?)
-Finish up somewhere like Nimes/Avignon
So... questions in addition to those above are...
am I trying to do too much in too little time, and in which case, what should I skip (or should I extend the trip)?
can anyone offer suggestions on stopoffs along the way to the major stops, to break up the driving?
Anything I should put on my not-to-miss list while I'm in the area??
Petrol vs Diesel?
Is it going to be warm enough at that time of year to swim at the beach, and if so, where is/are a good spot along the way to do so?
I'm sure I could think of a hundred more questions!!!
Thanks in advance for your advice!