8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Cannes, France
— 1 night


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: make a trip to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris online route planner.

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Paris is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cannes.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
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Cannes, France — 1 night

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 23rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Musee Des Explorations Du Monde.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour builder tool.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cannes are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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.

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.