41 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

41 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 13 nights
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
— 1 night
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Menton, France
— 4 nights
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Beausoleil, France
— 1 night
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La Turbie, France
— 1 night
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Cap d'Ail, France
— 2 nights
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Eze, France
— 2 nights
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Peillon, France
— 1 night
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Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
— 3 nights
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Villeneuve-Loubet, France
— 1 night
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Vence, France
— 2 nights
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Saint Jeannet, France
— 1 night
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
— 2 nights
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Gourdon, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 13 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
You've added Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, New National Museum of Monaco, Champions Promenade, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapelle Sainte Devote and Saint Charles Church. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, cool off at Larvotto Beach, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo online trip itinerary maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Monte-Carlo is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect nights in Monte-Carlo to be little chillier, around 25°C, while days are much colder, around 32°C. You'll set off for Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

— 1 night
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France between Monaco and Menton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Sainte-Marguerite, then make a trip to L'Olivier Millenaire, then kick back and relax at Plage du Buse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Roquebrune-Cap-Martin trip builder.

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In August in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Menton, France

— 4 nights

Pearl of France

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee de Prehistoire Regionale, Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton and Plage du Fossan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cemetery of the Old Chateau and Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs and Monastere de Saorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Menton: Tende (Vieux Tende & Fort Central). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Et Jardin Medieval, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du Bastion.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Menton visit site.

Menton is just a stone's throw from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. In August in Menton, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beausoleil.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Beausoleil, France

— 1 night
Beausoleil is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Riviera Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beausoleil trip site.

Beausoleil is just a stone's throw from Menton. Traveling from Menton in August, expect nights in Beausoleil to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for La Turbie.
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La Turbie, France

— 1 night
La Turbie is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.HistoryLa Turbie was famous in Roman times for the large monument, the Trophy of Augustus, that Augustus made to celebrate his victory over the Ligurian tribes of the area. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, steep yourself in history at Vieux La Turbie, appreciate the history behind Trophee d'Auguste, steep yourself in history at Place de la Cremaillere, then make a trip to Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Laghet, and finally cruise along Tete de Chien.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Turbie road trip planning app.

La Turbie is very close to Beausoleil. When traveling from Beausoleil in August, plan for a bit cooler days in La Turbie, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cap d'Ail.

Things to do in La Turbie

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cap d'Ail, France

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Parc Sacha Guitry, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mala, and then explore the world behind art at Villa les Camelias. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail, make a trip to La Pointe des Douaniers, and then trek along Mala Beach Coastal Path.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cap d'Ail tour itinerary planner.

Cap d'Ail is very close to La Turbie. In August, daily temperatures in Cap d'Ail can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Eze.

Things to do in Cap d'Ail

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Eze, France

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): cruise along Moyenne Corniche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fort de la Revere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruines du Village du Mont Bastide, then get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eze online journey planner.

Eze is just a short distance from Cap d'Ail. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Peillon.

Things to do in Eze

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Peillon, France

— 1 night
Peillon is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.GeographyThe commune is perched on a mountaintop and has stairs instead of roads.PopulationThe inhabitants are called Peillonnais. You've now added Chapelle des Penitents Blancs to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marguerite, then explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Rocca Sparviera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Peillon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eze to Peillon takes an hour. August in Peillon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Peillon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

— 3 nights
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Belluogo, Bèuluec de Mar) is a seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. Get outdoors at Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and La Pointe de Saint Hospice. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Kerylos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, go for a stroll along the water at Plage-Port des Fourmis, don't miss a visit to Eglise du Sacre Coeur, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beaulieu-sur-Mer trip planner.

You can drive from Peillon to Beaulieu-sur-Mer in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Beaulieu-sur-Mer can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Your day by day itinerary now includes Plage de la Mariniere. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Fort du Mont Alban, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), see the interesting displays at Les Musees de La Citadelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, then don't miss a visit to Rue Obscure, and finally stroll through Plage de la Mariniere.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Villefranche-sur-Mer road trip planning app.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is very close to Beaulieu-sur-Mer. In August, daytime highs in Villefranche-sur-Mer are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

— 2 nights
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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Eglise de la Sainte-Famille, Chateau-Musee Grimaldi, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux-Village. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte-Famille, see the interesting displays at Chateau-Musee Grimaldi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, and finally stroll through La Spiaggia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cagnes-sur-Mer trip planner.

Drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cagnes-sur-Mer in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cagnes-sur-Mer can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Villeneuve-Loubet.

Things to do in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Villeneuve-Loubet, France

— 1 night
Villeneuve-Loubet EconomyIt is at the same time a seaside resort and part of the technopole of Sophia Antipolis, many companies of the tertiary sector being installed in the city.CultureVilleneuve-Loubet is the birthplace of the famous 19th century provençal chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer Auguste Escoffier, the author of the Guide Culinaire and the founder of French haute cuisine. Your day by day itinerary now includes Marina de Villeneuve-Loubet, Parc de Vaugrenier, Vieux Villeneuve-Loubet, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Le Chateau de Villeneuve-Loubet, make a trip to Vieux Villeneuve-Loubet, then walk around Parc de Vaugrenier, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Villeneuve-Loubet.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Villeneuve-Loubet planning app.

Villeneuve-Loubet is very close to Cagnes-sur-Mer. In August, daytime highs in Villeneuve-Loubet are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vence.

Things to do in Villeneuve-Loubet

Parks · Museums

Vence, France

— 2 nights
Vence is a commune set in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France between Nice and Antibes.Ecclesiastical historyThe first known Bishop of Vence is Severus, bishop in 439 and perhaps as early as 419.Among others are: St. Your list of things to see and do now includes Musee de Vence - Chateau de Villeneuve, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, Observation du Ciel Etoile - Grandeur Nature, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Local History Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Collegiale Saint Paul. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Observation du Ciel Etoile - Grandeur Nature, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, then steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de Vence - Chateau de Villeneuve.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vence trip itinerary maker app.

Vence is just a stone's throw from Villeneuve-Loubet. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Jeannet.

Things to do in Vence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saint Jeannet, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Baou de Saint Jeannet.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint Jeannet trip planner.

Saint Jeannet is very close to Vence. September in Saint Jeannet sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Things to do in Saint Jeannet

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

— 2 nights
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Your day by day itinerary now includes La Bastide aux Violettes as well as Chapelle Saint-Jean. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Jean, and then examine the collection at La Bastide aux Violettes.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tourrettes-sur-Loup journey planner.

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is just a short distance from Saint Jeannet. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Gourdon on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Historic Sites · Museums

Gourdon, France

— 2 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon and Gourdon Castle. Get in touch with nature at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur and Plateau karstique de Caussols. Explore Gourdon's surroundings by going to Golf du Chateau de Taulane (in La Martre) and Canyon Cote d'Azur (in Puy-Saint-Pierre).

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Gourdon is just a stone's throw from Tourrettes-sur-Loup. In September, daytime highs in Gourdon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gourdon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.