16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

16 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Antibes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Cap d'Ail, France
— 1 night
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Eze, France
— 1 night
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Army Museum and Memorial De La Shoah. There's much more to do: walk around Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris attractions tool.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Paris. Traveling from Mumbai in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 2 nights

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 18th (Mon): walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Port Grimaud, then stroll through Plage de l'Escalet, then examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally look for gifts at Rondini.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez tour builder website.

Fly from Paris to Saint-Tropez in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 20th (Wed): Head underground at Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes day trip planning app.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Cannes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in July: highs in Cannes hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Antibes.
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Antibes, France — 1 night

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Le Nomade, then make a trip to Port Vauban, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes road trip planner.

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Cannes. In July in Antibes, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cap d'Ail.
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Cap d'Ail, France — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail, then kick back and relax at Plage Mala, and then stroll through Mala Beach Coastal Path.

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Getting from Antibes to Cap d'Ail by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eze.
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Eze, France — 1 night

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eze trip planning site.

Eze is just a stone's throw from Cap d'Ail. July in Eze sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France — 1 night

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Mariniere.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Villefranche-sur-Mer online travel planner.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is just a stone's throw from Eze. In July, daytime highs in Villefranche-sur-Mer are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, then head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Nice is very close to Villefranche-sur-Mer. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to St-Paul-de-Vence.
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St-Paul-de-Vence, France — 1 night

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir, step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St-Paul-de-Vence planner.

St-Paul-de-Vence is just a stone's throw from Nice. In July in St-Paul-de-Vence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

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 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, and finally don't miss a visit to Casino Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Traveling by car from St-Paul-de-Vence to Monte-Carlo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Menton.
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Menton, France — 2 nights

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Menton tour builder site.

Menton is very close to Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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Monaco travel guide

4.2
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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