A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cadiz vs. Toulon for Attractions, Food, Beaches, and Old Town

Should you visit Cadiz or Toulon?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cadiz and Toulon can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a friendly, undiscovered, and historic port city. It's a gorgeous place to visit. It's also known for shopping, museums, and nightlife.

Toulon

Toulon is a authentic, off-the-beaten-path, and real world port city. It's a gorgeous place to visit. It's also known for nightlife, food, and beaches.

Cadiz and Toulon: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Popular beach
  • Scenic old town
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
Pros
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
Cons
  • Less museums and historical sights
  • Less popular old town


How is Cadiz different from Toulon?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Toulon and Cadiz. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Museums and Historical Sights?

Cadiz
Toulon

While you'll find a number of sights and museums in both Toulon and Cadiz, you can spend more time enjoying those in Cadiz.

Visitors will find world class museums and historical sights in Cadiz that are not to be missed. As the oldest city in Europe, there are countless historic sights and monuments to see. Some of the most interesting historic sights include Catedral Nueva, the Arcos de los Blancos, Torre Tavira, and Museo de Cádiz.

Toulon offers a variety of museums and landmarks to choose from. Many of the sights are found in the old town and harbor areas. Some of the most interesting attractions include the Opera House, the Allied Landings Museum, the Naval Museum, and Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds.


Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Food?

Cadiz
Toulon

There are opportunities to sample the local cuisine at great restaurants in both Cadiz and Toulon.

With its innovative style combined with traditional elements, Cadiz makes for a great culinary experience. You can expect the freshest seafood with everything from oysters to prawns and even fresh caught fish like Bluefin tuna. Make sure you try the shrimp fritters and papas con choco (cuttlefish and potato stew). Tapas are a great way to sample a number of small local dishes. Also finish your meal of with some churros.

Toulon has a delicious restaurant scene that relies on local flavors. There are a variety of cafes and restaurants that are found along the harbor or in the old town. Whether you want waterfront views or a charming street front cafe, there are great options available. Many restaurants offer local seafood but you'll also find pastries, traditional local food, a several Italian restaurants.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Nightlife?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon are comparable when it comes to partying.

There's a variety of activities in the evening in Cadiz. The nightlife scene is diverse, with both cultural activities and dance clubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a late night party or a more mellow evening on the town, there are a number of options available.

With a handful of venues, visitors can find a fairly lively vibe in Toulon. It's a relatively large city and traditionally a sailor's town, so the city has a long running tradition of partying into the night. While it doesn't have the party-hard reputation of some places, you likely won't be bored at night. Head to the harbor area or the beaches around Mourillon for the most lively bars and cafes.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Beaches?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon are considered to be good beach destinations.

The beaches at Cadiz attract visitors from all over. The beaches remain relatively undiscovered on the international level, so you won't have to deal with the crowds that you find at many Spanish beaches, even during the high season. The beaches are popular with nearby locals, but the atmosphere remains chill and relaxed. While there are many beaches to choose from outside of town, the closest in town beach is La Caleta. It's even been featured in a few Hollywood films such as Die Another Day.

Toulon offers a nice beach destination. The beaches are sandy and less crowded than some of the more popular areas. The most accessible beach is Mourillon Beach which has public facilities and restaurants. If you're willing to venture a little farther from the center of town you'll find to Mitre Beach which has some snorkeling. Battere Basse Beach is a bit quieter and also has snorkeling. Anse de Méjean is a popular spot with the locals.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for its Old Town?

Cadiz
Toulon

While Toulon and Cadiz both have old towns, overall Cadiz is more well-known.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place to visit the historic old town area. The old town offers a patchwork network of cobblestone streets that intertwine plazas, churches, and historic buildings.

You can check out the historic old town in Toulon. The old town has plazas, terraced cafes, and plenty of outdoor shopping opportunities that visitors can enjoy.


Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Shopping?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon are good shopping destinations.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place for shoppers. There's a diverse mix of local boutiques, food markets, shopping centers, and street markets where you can pick up everything from local items to European fashion. If you happen to be in town on a weekend, keep in mind that many shops are only open in the morning on Saturdays and closed all day Sundays.

Toulon is well-known for its shopping. If you're looking for traditional local shopping opportunities then this is your place. There are a number of traditional Provençal markets around town but the most famous is Cours Lafayette. You can shop with the locals looking for produce or flowers. There's also a weekend farmers market, Petit Cours, that is fun to explore.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Families?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon are fun to visit with kids.

Cadiz is a very family-friendly place to visit. The beaches, waterparks, carnivals and other unique activities make this a great place to visit with kids. There's even a Bee Museum that adults and kids alike will enjoy. And many kids will also find exploring the ruins of Baelo Claudio to be an unforgettable experience.

Toulon is a family-friendly port city. The city may be known as a hub for the French navy, but there are also activities that kids and adults alike can enjoy. There are several military themed museums, a few good beaches, and local shopping. There's also the enjoyable cable car ride that you can take to the top of Mont Faron as well as several nice seaside walks in the area.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Couples?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon are good destinations for a couple's getaway.

Cadiz is a nice destination for couples. With its history and beaches, there are many romantic activities that couples can enjoy. Wander around old town and enjoy local cuisine. Visit the historic ruins and take a hike outside of the city.

Toulon makes for a fun place to visit for a couple. Couples will appreciate the walks along the coast or through the harbor. There are also nice restaurants, interesting art galleries, and a few good hotels around town that make for a nice couple's weekend.

Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon are popular destinations for backpackers.

Cadiz is a good port city to visit for backpackers. One of the biggest draws to the city is there huge Carnival festival every February. This is a popular time to visit and backpackers will appreciate the lively atmosphere.

Plenty of backpackers visit Toulon. It doesn't have the reputation of many nearby towns along the French Riviera, so you can still find some affordable hostels and cafes in the area. You also won't find the crowds so you can enjoy a touch of the authentic local culture.


Is Cadiz or Toulon Better for Public Transit?

Cadiz
Toulon

Both Cadiz and Toulon offer public transit options.

Public transit in Cadiz is fairly effecient and thorough. There are five bus lines around town. The buses are comfortable and air conditioned.

Toulon has some public transit options. There are buses as well as petits trains (little tourist trains) that you can take around town.

Is Cadiz or Toulon a more walkable city?

Cadiz
Toulon

Cadiz and Toulon both are comparable when exploring on foot.

Cadiz is very walkable. It is a walkable city that is historic and compact enough to explore on foot.

Toulon is a very walkable port city. You can walk around the old town and harbor area where many of the sights are concentrated.

Which city is cheaper, Toulon or Cadiz?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €122, while the average daily cost in Toulon is €95. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cadiz and Toulon in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 61
    Toulon 63
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 122
    Toulon 126
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Toulon

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Hotels in Cadiz


Hotels in Toulon


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 24
    Toulon 5.71

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $251
  • Private Transfer Cadiz,Cordoba, Ronda or Chiclana to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $394
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $475
  • Private Transfer from Madrid to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Toulon

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Toulon:

  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Toulon-Hyères Airport to Toulon City - One Way: $73
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Gassin: $112
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to La Croix Valmer: $112
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Ramatuelle: $112
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to La Mole: $112
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Cavalaire: $112
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Le Muy: $124
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Grimaud: $124
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Cogolin: $124
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Puget sur Argens: $133
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Draguignan: $137
  • Private Transfer from Toulon Hyeres Airport to Sainte-Maxime: $137

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Toulon?

Prices for flights to both Toulon and Cadiz change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cadiz 36
    Toulon 24
Typical Food prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cadiz.

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 22
    Toulon 11
Typical Entertainment prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: ancient city walking tour with wine & cheese tasting: $31
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike: $33
  • Private Tour with a Local: $34
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets: $56
  • Jerez Historic Guided Tour with Horse Show: $65
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67

Tours and Activities in Toulon

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Toulon are as follows:

  • Guided Tour in Port & Old City: $50
  • Full-Day VIP Village Tour of Provence: $498
  • Provence Villages Private Day Tour including Cassis Toulon Shore Excursion: $998

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 23
    Toulon 11

Sample the Local Flavors in Toulon

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Toulon:

  • Toulon Shore Excursion - Private Full Day Wine Tour in Provence: $349


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cadiz and Toulon, we can see that Cadiz is more expensive. And not only is Toulon much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Toulon would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Toulon and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cadiz would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cadiz than you might in Toulon.


When is the best time to visit Cadiz or Toulon?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cadiz or Toulon in the Summer?

Both Toulon and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Cadiz in the summer for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences. Also, most visitors come to Toulon for the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Cadiz is around the same temperature as Toulon in the summer. The temperature in Cadiz is usually 25°C (77°F) in July, and Toulon stays around 24°C (75°F).

It's quite sunny in Toulon. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Toulon during summer. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies, while Toulon receives 366 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Toulon. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Toulon receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Toulon 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Toulon in the Autumn?

Both Toulon and Cadiz during the autumn are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Cadiz for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area during these months. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Toulon because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Cadiz is a little warmer than Toulon. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cadiz in October are around 20°C (68°F), and Toulon is about 16°C (61°F).

In Toulon, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cadiz. In the autumn, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Toulon. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Toulon receives 205 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in October than Toulon. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Toulon receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Toulon 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Toulon in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Toulon. The winter months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Also, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Toulon this time of year.

In January, Cadiz is generally much warmer than Toulon. Temperatures in Cadiz average around 13°C (55°F), and Toulon stays around 7°C (44°F).

Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Toulon during winter. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Toulon receives 150 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of rain as Toulon. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Toulon receives 73 mm (2.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Toulon 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Toulon in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Toulon. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year. Also, many travelers come to Toulon for the beaches and the natural beauty.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Toulon in the spring. The temperature in Cadiz is usually 17°C (63°F) in April, and Toulon stays around 13°C (56°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Toulon. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the spring, Cadiz often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Toulon. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Toulon receives 245 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in April than Toulon. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Toulon receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Toulon 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Toulon and Cadiz

Cadiz Toulon
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 7°C (44°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (56°F) 52 mm (2 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 24°C (75°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 20°C (69°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 16°C (61°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)


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