8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Valletta, Malta


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2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning website .

Valletta, Malta to Marseille is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marseille when traveling from Valletta in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Avignon, Distillerie A. Blachere, Le Bois des Lutins, Plage des Oursinieres, Kiddy Parc
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins

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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 16th (Sun): wander the streets of La Croisette, then make a splash at Aqualand Frejus, and then get in on the family fun at Aqualand Saint Maxime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frejus Beach, cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then head outdoors with Lac de Saint-Cassien, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frejus, Aqualand Saint Maxime, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
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Lac de Saint-Cassien ©
Lac de Saint-Cassien
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 18th (Tue): categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and finally cool off at Aquasplash.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo travel route planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games 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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