10 days in South of France, Monaco-Ville & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in South of France, Monaco-Ville & Barcelona Itinerary

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10 days in South of France, Monaco-Ville & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Kiev, Ukraine
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
2
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Avignon, France
— 1 night
5
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kiev, Ukraine

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary builder website .

Kiev, Ukraine to Nice is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiev to Nice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Nice is a bit warmer than Kiev - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Paloma Beach, Villa Kerylos, La Croisette, Haut de Cagnes
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique) and then contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monaco-Ville trip planner .

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker .

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Calanque de Figuerolles, Calanques, La Route du Sel
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo

1
night
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 6th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse, then steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally make a trip to Palais des Papes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon visit planner .

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Roman Theatre of Orange
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and then take a stroll through Carcassonne Medieval City.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip builder .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, and then make a trip to Placa Espanya. On the next day, kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carcassonne Center in November: highs in Barcelona hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Playa de Sitges, Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
Delta del Llobregat ©
Delta del Llobregat

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