44 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

44 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Paris, France
— 15 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 6 nights
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Antibes, France
— 13 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 9 nights
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Paris, France

— 15 nights

City of Light

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 find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more), Maison du Temps Jadis (in Vernon) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 6 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, and kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Monte-Carlo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monte-Carlo, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, France

— 13 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

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.
Explore Antibes' surroundings by going to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of La Croisette, stop by Le Suquet, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Castre, and make a trip to Rue Meynadier.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Antibes trip site.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 9 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac) and Chateau de Panisseau (in Thenac). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bordeaux vacation site.

You can fly from Antibes to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Antibes in June, Bordeaux is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.