60 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

60 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Antibes, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Toulon, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Les Baux de Provence, France
— 1 night
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Collioure, France
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Nantes, France
— 2 nights
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau, France
— 2 nights
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Bourges, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Amiens, France
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then get outside with Promenade du Paillon, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice tour planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Nice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 2 nights
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs (Musee des Souvenirs Napoleoniens), explore the galleries of Stamps and Money Museum, then don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, then appreciate the history behind Grimaldi Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to Apotheosa Monaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally get a new perspective on things with aliceBoat.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monaco-Ville online trip itinerary maker.

Monaco-Ville is very close to Nice. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antibes, France

— 1 night

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 5th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Galerie Gabel, stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie des Bains-Douches, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie du Faune. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Marché provençal, stop by L'Antre des Delices, then shop like a local with Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, and finally see some colorful creatures with Be Free 2 Dive.

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Traveling by car from Monaco-Ville to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 6th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip builder tool.

Cannes is very close to Antibes. Traveling from Antibes in May, Cannes is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, France

— 1 night
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then look for gifts at La Cave du Marche, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Regard.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Take a train from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Toulon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Toulon, France

— 1 night
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 9th (Sun): learn about all things military at Musee National de la Marine, make a trip to Place de la Liberte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rade de Toulon, and finally take some stellar pictures from La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Toulon trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Toulon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Toulon, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Marseille on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Toulon

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Marseille, France

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bestouan Beach and Plage du Corton. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cassis (Savonnerie de Cassis, Plage de l’Arene, &more) and Centre d'Art des Penitents Noirs (in Aubagne). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Parc National des Calanques, stop by The Panier, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Toulon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Let the collections at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Musee Granet capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Cours Mirabeau. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin), Poterie Point Fusion (in Cabrieres d'Aigues) and Domaine des Jardinettes (in Villelaure). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Coste en Provence, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Chateaurenard, and explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence online holiday maker.

Drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Place de l'Horloge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Palais des Papes, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, then see the interesting displays at Haribo Museum, and finally examine the collection at Un Siecle de Roulottes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon road trip planning app.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, France

— 1 night
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 17th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Porte Condamine Tarascon City Gate.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Les Baux de Provence trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Avignon to Les Baux de Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Les Baux de Provence sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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 18th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Espace Van Gogh, take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arles trip planner.

Arles is just a short distance from Les Baux de Provence. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Collioure.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Collioure, France

— 2 nights
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme, get outside with Outdoor Activities, do a tasting at Terres des Templiers, learn about all things military at Site House, Museum Of Catalan boats, then kick back and relax at Plage de Paulilles, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Madeloc. On the next day, take a stroll through Quartier du Moure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, then get outside with Plage de Collioure, then browse the collection at Les Joyeux Bouquinistes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Dina Vierny.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Collioure online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Collioure takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Collioure sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Collioure

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Toulouse, France

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Marche Victor Hugo, explore the activities along Garonne, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mode, admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palais de la Berbie. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, then look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantide Plongee, and finally ponder the world of politics at Theatre du Capitole.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Toulouse journey tool.

Traveling by car from Collioure to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Collioure in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Toulouse, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Biarritz, France

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pick up some local products at Les Halles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Hendaye, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally get great views at Rocher de la Vierge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Bellevue, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, then appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, and finally shop like a local with Banaka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Biarritz visit planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Biarritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 3 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.
Head to La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux and Promenade Sainte Catherinefor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip planning app.

Drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Nantes, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 30th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, then hike along Sentier des Douaniers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Birochere. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then get a dose of the wild on Detours en Loire, and finally play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ile d'Or.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nantes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Nantes

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tours, France

— 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, and finally wander the streets of Rue Nationale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal de Blois.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tours trip planner.

Getting from Nantes to Tours by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, France

— 2 nights
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Maison Frederic Mabileau, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Usse, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, then explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and finally do a tasting at Cave de La Herpiniere.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Azay-le-Rideau trip itinerary planning site.

Azay-le-Rideau is very close to Tours. In June, daytime highs in Azay-le-Rideau are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bourges.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Bourges, France

— 2 nights

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale De Bourges, make a trip to Le Jardin de l'Archeveche, admire the striking features of Palais Jacques-Coeur, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Capazza, and finally get outside with Le marais de Bourges. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Henri Bourgeois, then learn about winemaking at Vinitour Centre-Loire, then examine the collection at Maison des Sancerre, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine de la Perriere.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bourges route planner.

Drive from Azay-le-Rideau to Bourges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bourges can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Bourges

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Cite medievale de Perouges. Shop till you drop at Secrets d'Apiculteur and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Domaine Luquet (in Fuisse), La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly) and Chateau De La Greffiere (in La Roche-Vineuse). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip site.

Traveling by car from Bourges to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Annecy, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Fier, kick back and relax at Plage de Chatillon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye d'Hautecombe, look for gifts at Pernot Cédric, then steep yourself in history at Ville Ancienne, and finally examine the collection at Hotel de Cordon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Annecy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Colmar.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Colmar, France

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at NaturoparC - Hunawihr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Bartholdi, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Annecy to Colmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Colmar sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Maurice Heckmann, head outdoors with Foret de la Robertsau, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally walk around Parc de l'Orangerie. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Cascade du Hohwald, don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, then look for gifts at Le Palais Du Pain D epices, then make a trip to Barrage Vauban, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France.

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You can drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: visit Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Madeleine.

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You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, France

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Malo Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, then trek along GR 34, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Huitres. On your second day here, meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte, visit a coastal fixture at Cap Fréhel, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, and finally make a trip to Centre Historique.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Saint-Malo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): shop like a local with Normandie Savoir-Faire, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and then brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Amiens, France

— 1 night

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, stop by St-Leu, get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, pause for some photo ops at Australian National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of La Cite souterraine de Naours.

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You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amiens in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Amiens

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Visiting Calais Beach and Cap Blanc-Nez will get you outdoors. LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Point-du-Jour-Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, stroll through Wissant Beach, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Bouvines.

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Getting from Amiens to Lille by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.