9 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

9 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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9 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Kaunas, Lithuania
Fly:  9 h
1
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
La Condamine, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: Kaunas, Lithuania


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2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip builder .

Kaunas, Lithuania to Marseille is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kaunas to Marseille. In July, Marseille is a bit warmer than Kaunas - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Route des Cretes, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Site de Malpasset, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, kick back and relax at Escalet Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Grimaud Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez travel planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Site de Malpasset, Chateau de Grimaud, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Plage de Gigaro, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

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 21st (Sun), get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip tool .

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to La Condamine.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine ©
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Prince's Palace, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor and then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the La Condamine travel route builder tool .

La Condamine is just a short distance from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Condamine

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

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