11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly + Train:  18 h 30 min
1
Bayeux, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Chambord, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Champagnat-le-Jeune, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Antibes, France
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
6
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  16 h
End: Kansas City, United States


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1
day
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planner .

Kansas City, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kansas City to Bayeux, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, things will get little chillier in Bayeux: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chambord.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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night
Chambord, France

Chambord ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chambord trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Chambord takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chambord can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Champagnat-le-Jeune.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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night
Champagnat-le-Jeune, France

Champagnat-le-Jeune
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Champagnat-le-Jeune sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Chambord to Champagnat-le-Jeune in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Champagnat-le-Jeune can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Champagnat-le-Jeune

Classes Museums

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then examine the collection at Musee Angladon, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Champagnat-le-Jeune to Avignon by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, Avignon is a bit warmer than Champagnat-le-Jeune - with highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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night
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes, and then get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antibes visit planning tool .

Drive from Avignon to Antibes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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night
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Castel Plage, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then kick back and relax at Coco Beach.

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Nice is very close to Antibes. August in Nice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 16th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo itinerary planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. August in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prince's Palace
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

1
night
Bordeaux, France

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online vacation planner .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Bordeaux by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in August since evenings lows in Bordeaux dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris tour planning tool .

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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