9 days in Marseille, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monaco Itinerary

9 days in Marseille, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monaco Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage du Prophete. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pavillon M, make a trip to L'Ombriere de Norman Foster, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church, thenget outside with Plages du Prado, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Samena.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Marseille, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Marseille reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Foret de Cedres, Golf de Servanes, Les Gorges de Regalon
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Les Gorges de Regalon ©
Les Gorges de Regalon
Golf de Servanes ©
Golf de Servanes
Foret de Cedres ©
Foret de Cedres

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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, learn about winemaking at Domaine Tropez, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse de Ramatuelle, thenget outside with Cap Taillat, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Cap Taillat ©
Cap Taillat
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach
Paroisse de Ramatuelle ©
Paroisse de Ramatuelle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head outdoors with Jets'Cool, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, thentrek along Massif du Tanneron, and finally get outside with Lac de Saint-Cassien. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Les Murs Peints, make a trip to Monuments aux Morts, pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, thenbrowse the collection at Villa Rothschild - Mediatheque Noailles, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vieux Port.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cannes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanneron, Mont Vinaigre, Jets'Cool
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Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Jets'Cool ©
Jets'Cool

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Nice, France

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 29th (Fri): stroll through Plage de la Mariniere, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenget your game on at SENSAS Nice, and finally stroll around Parc du Mont Boron. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, thenget in on the family fun at Le Village des Fous, and then trek along Baou de Saint Jeannet.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker app.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Plage de la Mariniere, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Le Village des Fous, Baou de Saint Jeannet
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Baou de Saint Jeannet ©
Baou de Saint Jeannet
Plage de la Mariniere ©
Plage de la Mariniere

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Jardin des animalier, thentake in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo travel itinerary planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In May, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, Port de Fontvieille
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Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe ©
Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe
Monte Carlo Country Club ©
Monte Carlo Country Club
Port de Fontvieille ©
Port de Fontvieille

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