19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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19 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Hobart, Australia
Fly:  38 h
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Giverny, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Champagnat-le-Jeune, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  39 h
End: Hobart, Australia


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6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Hobart, Australia to Paris is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Hobart to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Cerza and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fondation Claude Monet. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Parc du Bocasse and then explore the world behind art at Musée des impressionnismes Giverny.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Giverny custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Giverny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. 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

Side Trips

Collegiate Church of Our Lady, Cerza, Parc du Bocasse
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny
Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse

1
night
Champagnat-le-Jeune, France

Champagnat-le-Jeune ©
To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Champagnat-le-Jeune sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Giverny to Champagnat-le-Jeune takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Champagnat-le-Jeune sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Champagnat-le-Jeune

Shopping

Side Trip

Charcutier Traiteur Auger
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Amethystes d'Auvergne ©
Amethystes d'Auvergne

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), make a trip to The Water Mirror, then do a tasting at Rendez vous au chateau, and finally make a trip to Pont de Pierre. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Champagnat-le-Jeune to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Rendez-vous Au Chateau ©
Rendez-vous Au Chateau

3
nights
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Monaco-Ville is known for sightseeing, historic sites, parks, casinos, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince), admire the striking features of Place du Palais, enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monaco-Ville trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bordeaux to Monaco-Ville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bordeaux in September since evenings lows in Monaco-Ville dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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