11 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

11 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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11 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Tours, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Versailles, France
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Canberra, Australia

1
day
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

Discover how to plan a Monaco-Ville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Canberra, Australia to Monaco-Ville is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Canberra in August; daily highs in Monaco-Ville reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites
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Vieux Monaco ©
Vieux Monaco
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online trip planner .

You can drive from Monaco-Ville to Aix-en-Provence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Aix-en-Provence when traveling from Monaco-Ville in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tours.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Vallon des Auffes, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole

1
night
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, make a trip to Château de l'Islette, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tours travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Aix-en-Provence to Tours takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Tours is a bit cooler than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Musee du Compagnonnage ©
Musee du Compagnonnage

1
night
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles road trip tool .

You can drive from Tours to Versailles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Versailles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Trocadero. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Palace, wander the streets of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris travel planner .

Paris is very close to Versailles. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau of Vincennes
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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