27 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Geneva Itinerary

27 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Geneva Itinerary

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27 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 13 nights
train + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Paris, France


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13
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Visiting Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, & more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey maker website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Le Bois des Aigles, Les Andelys, Fondation Claude Monet, Musee du Peigne
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre. On the next day, trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Chateau de Fougeres, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about winemaking at Chateau de Reignac, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marie-de-la-Bastide.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip tool .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Reignac
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Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then kick back and relax at La Ponche Beach, and finally take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Domaine Tropez, then head outdoors with Cap Taillat, then do a tasting at Chateau Minuty, and finally learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planning website .

Fly from Bordeaux to Saint-Tropez in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bordeaux in July: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Cap Taillat ©
Cap Taillat

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Saint Paul, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Le Suquet
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St Nicholas Cathedral ©
St Nicholas Cathedral
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then admire the striking features of Prince's Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo online journey planner .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva visit planner .

Fly from Monte-Carlo to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Geneva, with lows of 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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