16 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

16 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Bonifacio, France
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Cassis, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Porquerolles Island, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, wander the streets of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online sightseeing planner.

Cardiff, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

2
nights
Calvi, France

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head outdoors with Plage de Calvi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Calvi road trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Calvi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Calvi hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach
Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure ©
Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure

1
day
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by A Bitiga, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and finally get outside with Plage du Grand Sperone.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio holiday planner.

Drive from Calvi to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Calvi in May, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cassis.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Plage du Grand Sperone ©
Plage du Grand Sperone
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau, get outside with Cape Canaille, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l’Arene, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Calanque de Port-Miou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bestouan Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cassis tour builder tool.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Cassis in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porquerolles Island.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille
Kayaking & Canoeing
Calanque d'En-Vau ©
Calanque d'En-Vau

1
night
Porquerolles Island, France

Porquerolles Island ©
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade, then take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Carmignac, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Anne.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porquerolles Island trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cassis to Porquerolles Island in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Porquerolles Island

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Fondation Carmignac ©
Fondation Carmignac
Plage de la Courtade ©
Plage de la Courtade
Eglise Saint-Anne ©
Eglise Saint-Anne

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse de Ramatuelle, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at St. Tropez Harbor. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Le musée de l’Annonciade, then hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, then kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers, and finally learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez travel site.

Getting from Porquerolles Island to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema ©
Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll through La Croisette, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mace, and finally look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, then take a stroll through Le Suquet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannes holiday maker site.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Cannes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance

3
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 21st (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Charles Church, then don't miss a visit to Fairmont Hairpin curve, then buy something for everyone on your list at Fontvieille Shopping Centre, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palais de justice de Monaco.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cannes to Monte-Carlo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

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