11 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

11 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Versailles, France
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train to Aix-en-Provence TGV, Bus to Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 1 night

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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and finally admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Paris is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll set off for Versailles on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Versailles, France

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 23rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors and then walk around Le Jardin de Versailles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles route planning tool.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

On the 23rd (Sat), walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Aix-en-Provence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get a bit warmer in Aix-en-Provence: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

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.
You've now added Provence Wine Tours to your itinerary. On the 25th (Mon), take a memorable excursion with Provence Wine Tours.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille route planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Le Sentier des Ocres and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Aix-en-Provence using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Nice, France

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Promenade des Anglais. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Cannes, France

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour planner.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Cannes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 day
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Prince's Palace, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville trip planner.

Monaco-Ville is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Monaco-Ville to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in June, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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.