9 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

9 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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9 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grasse, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Menton, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Geneva, Switzerland

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and then stop by Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online tour planner .

Riga, Latvia to Geneva is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Geneva is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Riga in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Geneva

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier
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MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery

1
night
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum Calisson, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Geneva to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Geneva in August, things will get a bit warmer in Aix-en-Provence: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grasse.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Museum Calisson ©
Museum Calisson
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

3
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agay Beach. On the 21st (Wed), kick back and relax at Agay Beach, revel in the low prices at Le Musee du Parfum, then examine the collection at Musee du Parfum Fragonard, then see the interesting displays at Musee International de la Parfumerie, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then stop by La Nouvelle Cremerie, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence, and finally steep yourself in history at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grasse trip website .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Grasse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Grasse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Grasse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Agay Beach, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux

3
nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musée des Merveilles and Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. You'll get in some beach time at Promenade du Soleil and Palmes Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Notre Dame des Fontaines (in La Brigue) and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fort de la ligne Maginot, stop by Pasta Piemonte, savor the flavors at Marche des Halles de Menton, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du Bastion.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Menton day trip website .

Drive from Grasse to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Menton, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Turbie, Fort de la ligne Maginot, Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Notre Dame des Fontaines, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Musée des Merveilles ©
Musée des Merveilles
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Notre Dame des Fontaines ©
Notre Dame des Fontaines

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