48 days in France, Andorra & Monaco Itinerary

48 days in France, Andorra & Monaco Itinerary

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48 days in France, Andorra & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Bordeaux, France
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Montpellier, France
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Avignon, France
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Marseille, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Cannes, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
9
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Kuopio, Finland

6
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean and Plage de La Palmyre. Appreciate the collections at Ecomuseum Marquèze and Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: La ville d'Hiver (in Arcachon), Citadelle de Blaye (in Blaye) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, savor the flavors at Remy Martin, don't miss a visit to Phare de la Coubre, and learn about winemaking at Chateau de Monbazillac.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner .

Paris to Bordeaux is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perigueux, Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, Chateau de Monbazillac, Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, Beach of La Palmyre
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
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Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean ©
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean
Ecomuseum Marquèze ©
Ecomuseum Marquèze
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont

5
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rennes le chateau and Parc de la Prehistoire. Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses and Berenger Sauniere Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Rennes-le-Chateau), Les Croisieres de Saint Cirq Lapopie (in Bouzies) and Cité de Carcassonne (in Carcassonne Center). There's much more to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, and kick back and relax at Lac des Montagnes.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toulouse trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Toulouse sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Carcassonne, Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Grotte du Mas d'Azil
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:
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Rennes le chateau ©
Rennes le chateau
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Abbaye Saint Pierre ©
Abbaye Saint Pierre

1
night
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museu Casa Rull, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church, see the interesting displays at Miniature Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Corneli y Sant Cebria, then see the interesting displays at Museo etnografico Casa Cristo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Escaldes-Engordany route planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Escaldes-Engordany in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ordino, Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church, Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Museo etnografico Casa Cristo, Museu Casa Rull
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino ©
Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino
Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Museu Casa Rull ©
Museu Casa Rull

6
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Take a break from the city and head to La Franqui Beach and Plage du Grand Travers. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Peyrelade and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons (in Aigues-Mortes), Plage de la Grande Conque (in Cap-d'Agde) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Mons). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Meteosite du Mont Aigoual, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palais des Archeveques, do a tasting at Maison Noilly Prat, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-des-Auzils.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Montpellier trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Escaldes-Engordany to Montpellier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Plage de la Grande Conque, Plage du Grand Travers, Palais des Archeveques, Abbaye de Valmagne
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
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Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons
Meteosite du Mont Aigoual ©
Meteosite du Mont Aigoual
Palais des Archeveques ©
Palais des Archeveques

6
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Grignan and Grotte de la Salamandre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Carrieres de Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud) and Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Maison de Santé Saint-Paul de Mausole, head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, delve into the distant past at Village des Bories, and examine the collection at Nougat Arnaud Soubeyran Fabrique & Musee.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Avignon road trip app .

Getting from Montpellier to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gordes, Chateau de Tarascon, Pont du Gard, Cascades du Sautadet, Carrieres des Lumieres
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieil Aix and Plage de Piemanson. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Chateau La Coste en Provence (in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Scuba & Snorkeling, Calanques, Plage de Piemanson
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:
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Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

7
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lérins Islands and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Take a break from the city and head to Les Gorges du Verdon and Plage de Gigaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Castle Bargeme (in Bargeme), Plage de la Ponche (in Saint-Tropez) and Les Grottes de Villecroze (in Villecroze). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pampelonne, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and take a stroll through La Croisette.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Cannes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cannes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cannes are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antibes, Collobrieres, Saint-Tropez, Les Gorges du Verdon, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:
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Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and then contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville tour site .

Getting from Cannes to Monaco-Ville by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Jardin exotique d'Eze. Visiting Palmes Beach and Marineland will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin), La Citadelle d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice itinerary builder .

Nice is just a short distance from Monaco-Ville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa Kerylos, Marineland
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
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La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

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