4 days in Cannes, Monaco & Nice Itinerary

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Cannes, France
— 1 day
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Nice, France
— 1 night


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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannes travel planning site.

Phoenix, USA to Cannes is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: high temperatures in Cannes hover around 59°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip website.

You can drive from Cannes to Monte-Carlo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 29th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In December, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Monaco travel guide

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.