19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Fly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Giverny, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Champagnat-le-Jeune, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monaco-Ville
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 3 nights
Drive to Monaco Heliport, Fly to Hobart

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Paris, France

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Hobart, Australia to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Paris is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Hobart in September, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, France

— 2 nights
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cerza and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Parc du Bocasse and then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny trip maker website.

Getting from Paris to Giverny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Champagnat-le-Jeune.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Champagnat-le-Jeune, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Charcutier Traiteur Auger and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethystes d'Auvergne.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Champagnat-le-Jeune trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Giverny to Champagnat-le-Jeune in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Champagnat-le-Jeune, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Champagnat-le-Jeune

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, then indulge your senses at Rendez-vous Au Chateau, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Make your Bordeaux itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Champagnat-le-Jeune to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 3 nights
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Monaco-Ville is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bordeaux to Monaco-Ville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monaco-Ville, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.