11 days in Nice, Monte-Carlo & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Nice, Monte-Carlo & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Nice, Monte-Carlo & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + foot + train:  25​h
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes are in your itinerary. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice journey planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence, Lérins Islands
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris.

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Fly from Monte-Carlo to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in July since evenings lows in Paris dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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