16 days in France, Frankfurt & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

16 days in France, Frankfurt & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 1 day
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Frankfurt is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Main Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and get a taste of the local shopping with MyZeil.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Frankfurt is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In August, Frankfurt is little chillier than Jakarta - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day by day itinerary now includes L' ile barbe, Paroisse Saint-Bruno-Les-Chartreux and La Place des Jacobins.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lyon visit app.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vieille Ville, Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Colline du Chateau overlook. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Larvotto Beach as well as Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo journey maker app.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nice sightseeing planning site.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 day

Festival City

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.
You've now added Lérins Islands to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cannes road trip planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cannes, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Place Massena.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use 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 somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Cannes in August, with lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marseille, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France — 1 night

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lourdes road trip planning website.

You can fly from Marseille to Lourdes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Lourdes is little chillier than Marseille - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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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