14 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

14 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights

3
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.
Visit Arc de Triomphe and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, thenget to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille vacation planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Marseille sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Calanques, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

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.
On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prince's Palace and Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Larvotto Beach and Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach

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