8 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

8 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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8 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

Start: Nice, France
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— Few hours
Train:  30​min
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Grasse, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Castellane, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Valensole, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Manosque, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Lourmarin, France
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Gordes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Arles, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Montauroux, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Nice, France

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, Musée Matisse, St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casino of Monte-Carlo as well as Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville road trip planner .

Monaco-Ville is just a short distance from Nice. In July in Monaco-Ville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

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Nice, France

Nice
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Nice is very close to Monaco-Ville. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toCannes.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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. Musee Fragonard has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grasse holiday planning website .

Grasse is very close to Cannes. July in Grasse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Castellane.

Things to do in Grasse

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee International de la Parfumerie ©
Musee International de la Parfumerie
Musee Fragonard ©
Musee Fragonard

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Castellane, France

Castellane
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Castellane travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grasse to Castellane in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Grasse, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castellane, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. You will leave for Moustiers Sainte-Marie on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Parks

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night
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Discover how to plan a Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Castellane to Moustiers Sainte-Marie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Valensole.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Faience ©
Musee de la Faience

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Valensole, France

Valensole ©
Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valensole trip itinerary site .

Getting from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Valensole by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Manosque.

Things to do in Valensole

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lavande Angelvin ©
Lavande Angelvin

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Manosque, France

Manosque ©
Manosque is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manosque road trip planning app .

Manosque is very close to Valensole. In July in Manosque, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Lourmarin.

Things to do in Manosque

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mane
Highlights from your plan
Museum of  Salagon ©
Museum of Salagon
Chateau de Sauvan ©
Chateau de Sauvan

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Lourmarin, France

Lourmarin
Lourmarin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lourmarin planning app .

You can drive from Manosque to Lourmarin in an hour. July in Lourmarin sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Gordes.

Things to do in Lourmarin

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Gordes, France

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Caves du Palais Saint Firmin.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gordes trip website .

You can drive from Lourmarin to Gordes in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Village des Bories ©
Village des Bories

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Avignon day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Gordes to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arles itinerary planner .

Arles is just a short distance from Avignon. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence tour planning app .

Getting from Arles to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Marseille on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through The Panier, contemplate the long history of Palais du Pharo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip site .

Marseille is just a stone's throw from Aix-en-Provence. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online trip itinerary builder .

Aix-en-Provence is just a stone's throw from Marseille. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Montauroux.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Montauroux, France

Montauroux
Montauroux is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Its neighbor town is the picturesque Callian which can be seen across a small valley.GeographyMontauroux is situated in the east of the Var and at the border of the Alpes-Maritimes. To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montauroux online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Montauroux takes 2 hours. In July in Montauroux, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montauroux

Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Musee Fossiles et Mineraux

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