8 days in Paris, South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

8 days in Paris, South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Train
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St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Bus to Nice, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France

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.
On the 6th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Al Salam de Dammarie-les-Lys, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de St-Germain, contemplate the long history of Parc de Marly, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. In April, Paris is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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nights
Avignon, France

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 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Agricol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre, then appreciate the history behind Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, and finally browse the exhibits of Musee du Petit Palais.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Italian: San Giovanni Capo Ferrato) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, get outside with Tete de Chien, make a trip to Fort de la Revere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Santo Sospir.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat tour planner.

Take a train from Avignon to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in April: highs in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

1
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, then bet on your favorite at Monaco Grand Prix, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille. On your second day here, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo journey planner.

Getting from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Monte-Carlo by car takes about an hour. April in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Chateau of Vincennes, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

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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.