13 days in Monte-Carlo, South of France & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Monte-Carlo, South of France & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Monte-Carlo, South of France & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  3 h
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Nice, France
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
4
Cannes, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Rodez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
End: Paris, France

2
nights
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 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor and then enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo route planner.

Paris, France to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in Monte-Carlo dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

few
hours
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 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip site .

Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
day
St-Paul-de-Vence, France

St-Paul-de-Vence ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Fondation Maeght, then stop by La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St-Paul-de-Vence tour planner.

St-Paul-de-Vence is just a stone's throw from Nice. In August in St-Paul-de-Vence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fondation Maeght ©
Fondation Maeght
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
La Petite Cave de Saint Paul ©
La Petite Cave de Saint Paul

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hours
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannes trip site .

You can take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Cannes. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally find something for the whole family at OK Corral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planning website .

You can drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks
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The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 9th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then examine the collection at Les Trains du Colorado, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaquarium, then have some family-friendly fun at Mad Monkey, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Comedie.

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Drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Seaquarium, Les Trains du Colorado, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret ©
Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Mad Monkey ©
Mad Monkey

1
night
Rodez, France

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Fenaille, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, then see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Freemick Aventure.

For where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Rodez day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Rodez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montpellier in August: high temperatures in Rodez hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Musee Soulages ©
Musee Soulages
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez

2
nights
Avignon, France

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.
Attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, and admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rodez to Avignon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rodez in August: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Sentier des Ocres, Carrieres des Lumieres
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker.

You can take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in August, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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