28 days in South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

28 days in South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Eze, France
— 2 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Antibes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Grasse, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France

— 6 nights

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Amritsar in April, expect nights in Nice to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

— 2 nights
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, gain insight at Institut de Francais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse). On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer is very close to Nice. In April, daily temperatures in Villefranche-sur-Mer can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eze.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Eze, France

— 2 nights
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tete de Chien, get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fort de la Revere, then don't miss a visit to Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Beach Coastal Path, and finally admire the striking features of Trophee d'Auguste.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Eze road trip planning website.

Eze is just a short distance from Villefranche-sur-Mer. April in Eze sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Menton, France

— 2 nights

Pearl of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton, and finally make a trip to Visite Confiturerie Herbin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, then steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, then explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, and finally kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Menton trip planner.

You can drive from Eze to Menton in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Menton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Menton

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 3 nights
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 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, make a trip to Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, and finally make a trip to Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo vacation planning site.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Menton. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Casinos · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Antibes, France

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

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.
On the 16th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and finally make a trip to Le Nomade.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Antibes route planning website.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Antibes are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Saint-Tropez, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 18th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then stop by Port Grimaud, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Domaine du Rayol, then admire the natural beauty at Les Murs Vegetaux, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Tropez Harbor.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planner.

You can drive from Antibes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antibes in April: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

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 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, then walk around Le Palais de Justice, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, and finally visit The Panier.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Avignon, France

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 22nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Avignon travel planning site.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Avignon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grasse.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Grasse, France

— 2 nights
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Les Jardins du MIP, stop by Parfumerie Galimard, examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, then get some fabulous bargains at Le Musee du Parfum, then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Loup, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame du Puy, see the interesting displays at Musee International de la Parfumerie, then Head underground at Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois.

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

You can drive from Avignon to Grasse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Grasse, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Grasse

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Cannes, France

— 2 nights

Festival City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Marche Forville, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, and finally take a stroll through La Croisette.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cannes tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grasse to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.