13 days in Paris, South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

13 days in Paris, South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Toulouse, France
— 1 day
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Paris, France

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.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 42°F. You will leave for Toulouse on the 11th (Mon).
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Toulouse, France — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, then don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse online tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 1 night

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the activities along Canal du Midi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Place de l'Horloge, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip maker.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 1 night

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

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You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cannes tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Cannes, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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 18th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

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 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally admire the striking features of Place du Palais.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in April since evenings lows in Paris dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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