57 days in France, Monte-Carlo & La Condamine Itinerary

57 days in France, Monte-Carlo & La Condamine Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Honfleur, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Arromanches-les-Bains, France
— 2 nights
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Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
— 3 nights
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Dinan, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Chambord, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 2 nights
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Chenonceaux, France
— 2 nights
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Cheverny, France
— 2 nights
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Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
— 2 nights
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Oradour-sur-Glane, France
— 2 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 3 nights
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Albi, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Les Baux de Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Antibes, France
— 2 nights
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Beaune, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
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Paris, France
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La Condamine, Monaco
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Paris, France

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.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will leave for Honfleur on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Honfleur, France

— 1 night
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honfleur road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Honfleur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in Honfleur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites

Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux holiday planner.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arromanches-les-Bains, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, then steep yourself in history at Kunstlicher Hafen, then see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and finally learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, make a trip to Des Vagues Et des Mots Librairie, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sword Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Juno Beach Centre.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arromanches-les-Bains trip maker website.

Arromanches-les-Bains is just a stone's throw from Bayeux. In August, daily temperatures in Arromanches-les-Bains can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cricqueville-en-Bessin.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

— 3 nights
Cricqueville-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.The municipality takes its name from its deep-water creek that forms a natural harbor, from Crycavilla.HistoryWorld War IIJust outside Cricqueville, the United States Army Air Forces established an airfield shortly after D-Day on 9 June 1944, just three days after the Allied landings in France. You've now added Pointe du Hoc to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), take in the history at Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cricqueville-en-Bessin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Arromanches-les-Bains to Cricqueville-en-Bessin in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dinan.

Things to do in Cricqueville-en-Bessin

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Dinan, France

— 2 nights
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Avel Char, then take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, then don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St-Sauveur, make a trip to Fort La Latte, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare du Cap Fréhel, then visit a coastal fixture at Cap Fréhel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinan trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cricqueville-en-Bessin to Dinan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Dinan

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to La Grande Rue, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing planner.

Getting from Dinan to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Chambord.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Chambord, France

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Talcy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Meung sur Loire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbatiale Notre-Dame, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beaugency.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chambord trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Chambord in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Chambord can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Amboise on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, France

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Loire River, steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then do a tasting at Domaine de La Croix Melier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amboise travel planning website.

You can drive from Chambord to Amboise in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August in Amboise, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Chenonceaux, France

— 2 nights
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Beauval.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chenonceaux trip itinerary planning tool.

Chenonceaux is just a short distance from Amboise. August in Chenonceaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cheverny.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheverny, France

— 2 nights
Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collégiale Saint-Aignan, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Troussay, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee automobile MATRA, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay, then step into the grandiose world of Park and Chateau de Beauregard, and finally stop by Aux Caprices de Cellettes.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cheverny road trip planning site.

You can drive from Chenonceaux to Cheverny in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chenonceaux in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cheverny, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chaumont-sur-Loire.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, get your game on at Loisirs Loire Valley, then see the interesting displays at La Magnanerie, and finally do a tasting at Troglo Degusto. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gare Historique de Montoire, examine the collection at Montoire sur Loire Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lavardin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lavardin Saint-Genest Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chaumont-sur-Loire trip itinerary builder app.

Chaumont-sur-Loire is very close to Cheverny. August in Chaumont-sur-Loire sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oradour-sur-Glane.

Things to do in Chaumont-sur-Loire

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oradour-sur-Glane, France

— 2 nights
Oradour-sur-Glane is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France, and the name of main village within the commune.HistoryThe original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a Nazi German Waffen-SS company. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Oradour-sur-Glane, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Village and Rural Life Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Menhir de Ceinturat, and finally see the interesting displays at Centre de la Memoire. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeret and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Crozant.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oradour-sur-Glane online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chaumont-sur-Loire to Oradour-sur-Glane in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Oradour-sur-Glane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Oradour-sur-Glane

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): shop like a local with Marche Couvert - Marche Alimentaire de Sarlat and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda visit website.

You can drive from Oradour-sur-Glane to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Oradour-sur-Glane in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Albi, France

— 2 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 5th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, then see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages Rodez, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally do a tasting at Cave de Labastide.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albi day trip app.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Albi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September since evenings lows in Albi dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center, France

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Albi to Carcassonne Center in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Arles on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Arles, France

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 9th (Mon), see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

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You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Arles in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Arles can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, France

— 2 nights
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Le Parc des Labyrinthes Géants. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence, see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Les Baux de Provence online tour planner.

Les Baux de Provence is very close to Arles. In September, daily temperatures in Les Baux de Provence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Choisy La Galerie, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation app.

Drive from Les Baux de Provence to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Les Baux de Provence in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Antibes, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antibes trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nice to Antibes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September in Antibes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse), then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Villefranche-sur-Mer trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Antibes to Villefranche-sur-Mer in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Villefranche-sur-Mer can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 3 nights
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 19th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the galleries of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then make a trip to Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary builder website.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Villefranche-sur-Mer. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aiguille du Midi. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix road trip planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Chamonix in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Beaune, France

— 1 night

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaune trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Beaune takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Colmar on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Beaune

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim and then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. On your second day here, take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip planner.

You can take a train from Beaune to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Colmar, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 9 nights

City of Light

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). See some other sides of Paris: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris journey website.

You can fly from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to La Condamine.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

La Condamine, Monaco

— 1 day
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. On the 5th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally admire the striking features of Prince's Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to La Condamine, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to La Condamine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in La Condamine at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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.

Loir-et-Cher travel guide

4
Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums

Carcassonne travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Castles · Churches
Medieval Heart of France
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.

For an interesting and fun ride, board a barge that moves along the historic Canal du Midi, leaving from just outside the main train station. Operators provide English commentary on the history of the canal and various sites in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region along the way. When you get hungry, a culinary must for you to try is cassoulet, a local dish made from beans, sausage, and duck.

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.