14 days in Monaco & France Itinerary

14 days in Monaco & France Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
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Angers, France
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Mediterraneo Monaco and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Monte-Carlo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Mediterraneo Monaco ©
Mediterraneo Monaco
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes), TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Lesgeckos (in Vence). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nice online road trip planner.

Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Vence, Rue d'Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, TakSea, Marineland
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Lesgeckos ©
Lesgeckos
Marineland ©
Marineland
TakSea ©
TakSea

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marseille online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Marseille. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cassis
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon visit website.

Getting from Marseille to Lyon by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marseille in August since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, D-Day Monument
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Angers, France

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Parc de l'Arboretum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Angers driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Angers takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Angers sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Parks
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Parc de l'Arboretum ©
Parc de l'Arboretum

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