15 days in France, Geneva & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

15 days in France, Geneva & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Nice, France
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Nice, France
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Marseille, France
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Toulouse, France
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Bordeaux, France
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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.
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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in March since evenings lows in Paris dip to 38°F. You will leave for Geneva on the 13th (Sun).
Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Jardin Anglais and then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, cool off at Bains des Paquis, stop by Molard Souvenirs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and finally stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva vacation planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook and then make a trip to Place Massena.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning website.

You can fly from Geneva to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in March, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning tool.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. March in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
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Nice, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Marche aux Fruits et Legumes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Saint-Tropez.
Shopping
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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor and then stop by Rondini.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Saint-Tropez. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Marseille, France — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

Before you visit Marseille, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Toulouse.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas
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Toulouse, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Toulouse road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Pont de Pierre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, make a trip to The Water Mirror, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. You will leave for Paris on the 22nd (Tue).
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Paris, France — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). Explore Paris further: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Bordeaux, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 38°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

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.