14 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Florence Itinerary

14 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Florence Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Avignon, France
Train
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Cassis, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint-Raphael, France
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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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Musee Picasso will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Cannes (Galerie1414, Le Suquet, &more) and Antibes (Villa Eilenroc & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice vacation planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Bastia-Poretta Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 day

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 6th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning tool.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. June in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. When traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Avignon.
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Avignon, France

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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Florence to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Avignon, with lows of 60°F. You will leave for Cassis on the 11th (Sun).
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Cassis, France — 1 night

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Pastis Et Compagnie, cruise along Route des Cretes, then get interesting insight from Trolib, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cassis day trip tool.

Take a train from Avignon to Cassis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France — 1 day

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Port de Miramar.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bormes-Les-Mimosas are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael, France — 1 day

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 59°F at night.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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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.
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