19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Nice, France
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Antibes, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Toulon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
La Palud sur Verdon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Besancon, France
— 1 night
11
Colmar, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
12
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Troyes, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
End: Paris, France


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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the 4th (Wed).

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

2
nights
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat using our trip planner.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is just a short distance from Nice. September in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eze, Old Harbor (La Darse)
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Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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hours
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 (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo day trip site .

Explore your travel options from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Monte-Carlo with the Route module. September in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Prince's Palace
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Monte Carlo Harbor ©
Monte Carlo Harbor
Jardin du Casino ©
Jardin du Casino

2
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Marineland, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the galleries of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antibes online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Antibes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Antibes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villeneuve-Loubet
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Marche provencal ©
Marche provencal

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
On the 8th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip planner.

Cannes is just a stone's throw from Antibes. Traveling from Antibes in September, Cannes is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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hours
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You've now added Plage de Pampelonne to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Plage de Pampelonne.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner .

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

few
hours
Toulon, France

Toulon
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberte and then get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon.

Make your Toulon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Toulon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulon

Historic Sites
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1
night
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.
To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Toulon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Marseille sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for La Palud sur Verdon on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
La Palud sur Verdon, France

La Palud sur Verdon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Gorges du Verdon. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Verdon Escalade, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Palud sur Verdon trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to La Palud sur Verdon in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will leave for Besancon on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Verdon
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Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Verdon Escalade ©
Verdon Escalade

1
night
Besancon, France

Besancon ©
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Palais de Justice de Besancon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Besancon online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from La Palud sur Verdon to Besancon by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from La Palud sur Verdon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Besancon: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colmar.
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La Citadelle de Besancon ©
La Citadelle de Besancon
Quai Vauban ©
Quai Vauban
Palais de Justice de Besancon ©
Palais de Justice de Besancon

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Besancon to Colmar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Museums
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary website .

Strasbourg is just a short distance from Colmar. In September, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Troyes on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Strasbourg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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night
Troyes, France

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Sainte-Madeleine.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Troyes travel planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Troyes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Troyes are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites
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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul ©
Église Sainte-Madeleine ©
Église Sainte-Madeleine

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website .

Take a train from Troyes to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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