32 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Barcelona Itinerary

32 days in France, Monaco-Ville & Barcelona Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
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Paris, France
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache, then make a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, then visit Ile Saint-Louis, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Head to Avenue Jean Medecin and Nice Winefor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Basilica St. Michel (in Menton) and Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, stroll through Paloma Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 1 day

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then browse the different shops at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monaco-Ville trip planner.

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In April, daytime highs in Monaco-Ville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive 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.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands. On the next day, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary site.

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 6th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, and then stroll the grounds of Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial.

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You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 2 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Esprit, steep yourself in history at Les Lauves, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and finally steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, admire the masterpieces at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, and then see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at l'Atelier musee Fernand MICHEL Arts brut et singulier, then steep yourself in history at Aqueduct de Castries, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Comedie.

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Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.
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Carcassonne Center, France — 3 nights

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Trouve Tout Du Livre and Olonzac Market. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Saissac (in Saissac), Soreze (Abbaye de Soreze & Musee Dom Robert et de la tapisserie du XXe siecle) and Chateau de Villerouge-Termenes (in Villerouge-Termenes).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne Center day trip app.

You can drive from Montpellier to Carcassonne Center in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.
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Perpignan, France — 3 nights

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 14th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Memorial du Camp de Rivesaltes, then do a tasting at Arnaud de Villeneuve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Franqui Beach. On your second day here, attend a concert at Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), see the interesting displays at Le Village de Pecheurs, visit Quartier du Moure, then learn about all things military at Site House, Museum Of Catalan boats, then stop by Les Joyeux Bouquinistes, and finally steep yourself in history at Maternite Suisse.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Perpignan itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Perpignan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 8 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Explore hidden gems such as Barcelona Cathedral and Ciutat Vella. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, take a stroll through El Born, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Perpignan to Barcelona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Rodin and Musee De Cluny. See even more of Paris: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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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