13 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

13 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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13 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12 h
1
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Menton, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Eze, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Antibes, France
— Few hours
Train:  15 min
7
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Shop till you drop at Atelier de Création - La Grande Savonnerie and Les Voutes Marseillaises. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pont d'Avignon. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port and sample the tasty concoctions at Biere de la Plaine.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Marseille is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Marseille. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon, Cours Mirabeau, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

4
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Avenue Jean Medecin.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice online travel planner .

Nice is very close to Eze. In February in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin
Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya ©
Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya

1
night
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Menton trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Menton is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Menton. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Menton hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jardin du Palais Carnoles ©
Jardin du Palais Carnoles
Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, get a taste of the local shopping with Les Grands Chais Monegasques, and then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo travel route planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Menton. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Eze.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Les Grands Chais Monegasques ©
Les Grands Chais Monegasques
Casino Square ©
Casino Square

2
nights
Eze, France

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Passable.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Eze day trip planning site .

Eze is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Eze

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tete de Chien, Plage de Passable
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Plage de Passable ©
Plage de Passable
Tete de Chien ©
Tete de Chien
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

few
hours
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 19th (Wed): stop by La Verrerie de Biot.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antibes online vacation planner .

Antibes is very close to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Shopping

Side Trip

La Verrerie de Biot
Highlights from your plan
La Verrerie de Biot ©
La Verrerie de Biot

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cannes sightseeing planner .

Cannes is very close to Antibes. In February, daytime highs in Cannes are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie ©
Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie

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