11 days in Spain, France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

11 days in Spain, France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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11 days in Spain, France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart, Germany
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Stuttgart, Germany


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1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Nazarene and then make a trip to Points of View Sculpture.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder app .

Stuttgart, Germany to Malaga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, things will get a bit warmer in Malaga: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, Chapel of the Nazarene
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Points of View Sculpture ©
Points of View Sculpture

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, then wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala Mijas, and finally meet the residents at Bioparc. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Riding Fun In The Sun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally Head underground at Cueva del Gato.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella itinerary planner.

Getting from Malaga to Marbella by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August in Marbella, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ronda, Playa de la Cala Mijas, Bioparc, Riding Fun In The Sun
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. You'll get in some beach time at Lérins Islands and St. Michael the Archangel Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle), Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cannes online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Marbella to Cannes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Marbella in August, things will get little chillier in Cannes: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Plage de Gigaro, Plage de Pampelonne
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, appreciate the history behind Grimaldi Statue, make a trip to Apotheosa Monaca, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville planner .

Getting from Cannes to Monaco-Ville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cannes in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Monaco-Ville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Parks
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais

3
nights
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.
Visit Coco Beach and Colline du Chateau overlook for some beach relaxation. Head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiingfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Florida Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder .

Nice is just a short distance from Monaco-Ville. August in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Old Harbor (La Darse)
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Florida Beach ©
Florida Beach
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Old Harbor (La Darse) ©
Old Harbor (La Darse)

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