12 days in Monaco, South of France & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Monaco, South of France & Paris Itinerary

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Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo road trip app.

Portland, USA to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Portland in March, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Nice, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): view the masterpieces at GALERIE art Le CAMELEON, take a stroll through La Croisette, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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La Croisette ©
Neighborhood
La Croisette
3.9
Vieille Ville ©
Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Renecros, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): head off the coast to Chateau d'If, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Alexis Pentcheff, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally look for gifts at 72% Petanque.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille visit planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Chateau d'If ©
Island
Chateau d'If
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Paris, France

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
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Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
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Palace of Versailles ©
World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
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