16 days in France, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to La Condamine
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Foix, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Gaudens, France
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Cahors, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

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You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Amalfi, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Condamine.
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La Condamine, Monaco — 1 night

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Condamine trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Amalfi to La Condamine in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in June since evenings lows in La Condamine dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Fri), pick up some local products at Marche Forville and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from La Condamine to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from La Condamine in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Cannes, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Porte Narbonnaise, and then do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip builder site.

You can fly from Cannes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Foix.
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Foix, France — 1 night

Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Foix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Foix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Foix are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Saint-Gaudens.
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Saint-Gaudens, France — 1 night

Saint-Gaudens is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.Saint-Gaudens lies at an altitude of 405 m on a ledge overlooking the valley of the Garonne. On the 28th (Tue), look for gifts at Ferme de Prouzic.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Gaudens online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Foix to Saint-Gaudens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Saint-Gaudens, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France — 1 night

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and finally explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Gaudens to Lourdes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saint-Gaudens in June, expect nights in Lourdes to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Cahors.
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Cahors, France — 1 night

Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
On the 30th (Thu), savor the flavors at Atrium Georges Vigouroux, then get great views at Mont Saint-Cyr, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cahors online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Cahors takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip planner.

You can fly from Cahors to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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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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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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