28 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

28 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Start: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tours, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Sainte-Maxime, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
9
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Mar del Plata, Argentina

7
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Fayencerie Augy, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip app.

Mar del Plata, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mar del Plata in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Plumereau. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escalier Denis Papin.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tours travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Amboise, Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau, Escalier Denis Papin
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take in the views from Passerelle du Palais de Justice, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally get your game on at DreamAway Lyon. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Tours to Lyon by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

1
night
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Apotheosa Monaca, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, then admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monaco-Ville tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Monaco-Ville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monaco-Ville, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais
Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe ©
Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe

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.
Take a break from Cannes with a short trip to Place Massena in Nice, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, don't miss a visit to Les Murs Peints, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip maker site.

Drive from Monaco-Ville to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cannes, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Maxime.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Place Massena, Marineland, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Marineland ©
Marineland
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

2
nights
Sainte-Maxime, France

Sainte-Maxime ©
Sainte-Maxime is a commune and city in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Nartelle, then get in on the family fun at Aqualand Saint Maxime, and finally stop by Port Grimaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then meet the residents at Parc Zoologique de Frejus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and finally cool off at Aqualand Frejus.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Maxime trip maker site.

You can drive from Cannes to Sainte-Maxime in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in June, expect nights in Sainte-Maxime to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Sainte-Maxime

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Frejus, Port Grimaud, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Highlights from your plan
Parc Zoologique de Frejus ©
Parc Zoologique de Frejus
Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

2
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Chateau d'Hyeres. On your second day here, stroll around Parc Olbius-Riquier, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hyeres tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sainte-Maxime to Hyeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sainte-Maxime in June: highs in Hyeres hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage de Jean Blanc
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs, and admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

Plan my trip to Aix-en-Provence with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Les Baux de Provence
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille journey maker website.

Marseille is just a short distance from Aix-en-Provence. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

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