18 days in Menton & Nice Itinerary

18 days in Menton & Nice Itinerary

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18 days in Menton & Nice Itinerary

Start: Menton
— 14 nights
Drive:  45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Menton


Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Menton: Musée des Merveilles (in Tende), Sospel (Col de Braus & 5 Sens Rando) and Breil-sur-Roya (Ecomusee, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage du Fossan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade du Soleil, explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique et Exotique Val Rahmeh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Menton journey planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport. In July, daytime highs in Menton are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Cap d'Ail, Breil-sur-Roya, Lantosque, Utelle
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Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton ©
Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach


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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): meet the residents at Marineland and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice road trip planner.

You can drive from Menton to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook