22 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

22 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Menton, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
4
Antibes, France
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
5
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
7
Eze, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Budapest, Hungary


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3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marineland and Pitchoun Forest. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Nice is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in February; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pitchoun Forest, Marineland, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Pitchoun Forest ©
Pitchoun Forest

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): tour in style with a train tour, admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Parc Koaland and then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Menton journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Menton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Menton

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Promenade Le Corbusier
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Parc Koaland ©
Parc Koaland
Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

2
nights
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Cagnes-sur-Mer ©
Cagnes-sur-Mer is a picturesque French Riviera town known for its forests, pebble beaches, and seaside charm in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): try to win big at Casino Terrazur Cagnes-sur-Mer, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center - Polygone Riviera, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir, and finally explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, look for gifts at La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, then buy something for everyone on your list at Cap3000, and finally have some family-friendly fun at AviaSim Nice.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cagnes-sur-Mer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Menton to Cagnes-sur-Mer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cagnes-sur-Mer are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Cap3000
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Shopping Center - Polygone Riviera ©
Shopping Center - Polygone Riviera
AviaSim Nice ©
AviaSim Nice
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

2
nights
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 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Juan les Pins Main Beach, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Bernardin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Kid's Island, get in on the family fun at La Ferme du Far West, and then don't miss a visit to Le Nomade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes trip itinerary planner.

Antibes is very close to Cagnes-sur-Mer. In March, daily temperatures in Antibes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kid's Island ©
Kid's Island
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Lérins Islands and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet. Keep things going the next day: stop by Wine Shop Flacons Divins, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannes online route builder.

Cannes is just a stone's throw from Antibes. March in Cannes sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Antibes
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes

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.
Bring the kids along to Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and Larvotto Beach. There's lots more to do: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Monte-Carlo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Eze.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

3
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.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand, and then stroll through Eden Plage Mala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Eze road trip planning website.

Eze is very close to Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Eze

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cap d'Ail, Tete de Chien
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Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Eden Plage Mala ©
Eden Plage Mala
Spas

3
nights
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat ©
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Italian: San Giovanni Capo Ferrato) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage de la Mariniere and Paloma Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat using our trip planner.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is very close to Eze. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach
Plage de la Mariniere ©
Plage de la Mariniere

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