8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Cork, Ireland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Grasse, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Train:  15​min
5
Antibes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Cork, Ireland


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1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary maker site .

Cork, Ireland to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cork to Monte-Carlo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cork in September; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Grasse.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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night
Grasse, France

Grasse ©
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. On the 13th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Domaine de La Royrie, tee off at Golf de la Grande Bastide, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grasse trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Grasse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Grasse, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Grasse

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint-Paul de Vence
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Golf de la Grande Bastide ©
Golf de la Grande Bastide
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Domaine de La Royrie ©
Domaine de La Royrie

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Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

Mandelieu-la-Napoule ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get active on the water at Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, and then go for a stroll along the water at Promenade Andre Pradayrol.

To plan Mandelieu-la-Napoule vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Mandelieu-la-Napoule is very close to Grasse. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Promenade Andre Pradayrol
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Lérins Islands and then take a stroll through Le Suquet.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip builder tool .

Cannes is just a short distance from Mandelieu-la-Napoule. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nice
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
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 17th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, make a trip to Le Nomade, and then visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). On your second day here, get outside with Paddling in Antibes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes online route planner .

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Cannes. In September, daytime highs in Antibes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

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