11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Chambord, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Champagnat-le-Jeune, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Antibes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Bus to Nice, Fly to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bayeux, France

— 1 day
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip maker site.

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in August; daily highs in Bayeux reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Chambord, France

— 1 night
On the 11th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chambord sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Chambord takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Chambord sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Champagnat-le-Jeune.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Champagnat-le-Jeune, France

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Champagnat-le-Jeune trip maker app.

Drive from Chambord to Champagnat-le-Jeune in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Avignon.

Things to do in Champagnat-le-Jeune

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Avignon, France

— 1 night

City of Popes

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and finally snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Champagnat-le-Jeune to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Champagnat-le-Jeune in August: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 86°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Antibes, France

— 1 night

Diamond of the French Riviera

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes, and then wander the streets of La Croisette.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Antibes online itinerary planner.

Getting from Avignon to Antibes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Avignon in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Antibes: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then kick back and relax at Coco Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice vacation maker.

Getting from Antibes to Nice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo day trip website.

Monte-Carlo is very close to 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

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Bordeaux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Wineries
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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

4.2
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.