36 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

36 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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36 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Roanoke, United States
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Cannes, France
— 8 nights
train:  30​min
2
Nice, France
— 10 nights
train:  30​min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 10 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Roanoke, United States


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8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Lérins Islands. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines), Marineland (in Antibes) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, cool off at Aqualand Frejus, tour the water at your own pace with Le Brigantin II, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Sainte-Marguerite.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip builder app .

Roanoke, USA to Cannes is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Cannes is 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cannes are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Antibes, Route du Sud, Aqualand Frejus, Esterel Aventures
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix
River Rafting & Tubing

10
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint-Paul de Vence and Musée Marc Chagall. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Barcelonnette), Col de la Bonette (in Jausiers) and Lac d'Allos (in Allos). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Eden Plage Mala, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planning app .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Cannes. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eden Plage Mala, Col de la Bonette
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Room Escape Games
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monte Carlo Harbor and Prince's Palace. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Casino Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and admire the natural beauty at Princess Grace Botanical Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip app .

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Stade Nautique Rainier III ©
Stade Nautique Rainier III

10
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 discover tucked-away gems like Chartres Cathedral and Ile Saint-Louis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Parc Asterix (in Plailly), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Monte-Carlo to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Parc Asterix, Disneyland Paris, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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