58 days in France, Italy & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

58 days in France, Italy & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 18 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Toulon, France
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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La Turbie, France
— 3 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Gourdon, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Roquebrune-sur-Argens, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Eze, France
— 3 nights
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Sanremo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Antibes, France
— 3 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 18 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Opera de Monte-Carlo as well as Fort Antoine Theater. For shopping fun, head to Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo or Fontvieille Shopping Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Prince's Palace and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip itinerary maker.

In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Cannes on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 2 nights

Festival City

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.
You've now added Fort Royal to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Fort Royal, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Peyre, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then wander the streets of Le Suquet, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannes trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, plan for little chillier nights in Cannes, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Tropez Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, then stroll through Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse de Ramatuelle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cannes in August, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Toulon, France

— 2 nights
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hotel des Arts, take a leisurely stroll along Port St. Louis du Mourillon, get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon, then get engrossed in the history at Musee du Vieux Toulon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Louis. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Centre d'Art Villa Tamaris, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-Du-Cap-Falcon, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee National de la Marine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Francois de Paule.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Toulon trip builder.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Toulon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for slightly colder days in Toulon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Toulon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, examine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa travel planner.

You can drive from Toulon to Genoa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toulon in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Turbie.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

La Turbie, France

— 3 nights
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruines de Rocca Sparviera and Vieux La Turbie. Step off the beaten path and head to Place de la Cremaillere and Tete de Chien. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and Église Saint Veran (in Utelle). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, make a trip to Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Laghet, admire the striking features of Trophee d'Auguste, and examine the collection at Peillon St Thecle Musee Ferroviaire.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your La Turbie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Genoa to La Turbie takes 2.5 hours. In August in La Turbie, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Menton.

Things to do in La Turbie

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Menton, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, then look for gifts at Prestige de Menton - Eau de Menton, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Saint Roch. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Tende, then admire the striking features of Monastere de Saorge, and finally stroll through Promenade du Soleil.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Menton trip maker app.

Menton is just a short distance from La Turbie. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, contemplate the long history of Villa Santo Sospir, and then hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Injae.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Villefranche-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Menton 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palais du Pharo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally examine the collection at Centre de la Vieille Charite.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planning site.

You can drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gourdon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Gourdon, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at La Source Parfumee, explore the ancient world of Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then step into the grandiose world of Gourdon Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Plateau karstique de Caussols, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent and then tee off at Golf du Chateau de Taulane.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gourdon road trip planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Gourdon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Gourdon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Gourdon

Parks · Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon, France

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Didier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Penitents Gris, appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Agricol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Symphorien, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, then get engrossed in the history at Palais du Roure, and finally contemplate the long history of Place Crillon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Avignon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gourdon to Avignon by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Roquebrune-sur-Argens.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Roquebrune-sur-Argens, France

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Thoronet, cozy up to a beverage at Maison des Vins Cotes de Provence, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Roseline, and finally look for gifts at Chocolats et Gourmandises. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Marine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Bargeme, then view the masterpieces at Atelier de Jiel, then take in the exciting artwork at The Orange Tree Galerie, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gorges de Pennafort.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Roquebrune-sur-Argens visit planning site.

You can drive from Avignon to Roquebrune-sur-Argens in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Roquebrune-sur-Argens can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.

Things to do in Roquebrune-sur-Argens

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice, Promenade des Anglais, Massena Museum, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Place Garibaldi and Haut de Cagnes will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice vacation planner.

Drive from Roquebrune-sur-Argens to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will leave for Eze on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eze, France

— 3 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.
Visit The Church of Èze and Ruines du Village du Mont Bastide for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Plage Mala and Moyenne Corniche. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Fort de la Revere, and explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eze tour itinerary planning website.

Eze is just a short distance from Nice. In September, daytime highs in Eze are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sanremo.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sanremo, Italy

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Civico di Palazzo Borea d'Olmo, Giardini di Villa Ormond and Villa Ormond. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) and Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro. Explore hidden gems such as Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) and Statua della Vittoria.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sanremo journey builder website.

Drive from Eze to Sanremo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sanremo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Antibes, France

— 3 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.
You've added Fort Carre, Port Vauban, Musée d'Archéologie, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Chapelle de la Garoupe for their historical value. Old Town and Musee Picasso are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antibes trip planner.

You can drive from Sanremo to Antibes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Antibes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.