19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Chartres, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Caen, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Albi, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Roussillon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  2​h 45​min
7
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, then learn about all things military at The Army Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On the next day, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemard-Andre, then examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and finally see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Petit Palais
Petit Palais

2
nights
Chartres, France

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll around Parc des Bords de l'Eure, make a trip to A la memoire des enfants d'Eure-et-Loir morts pour la Patrie, then explore the world behind art at Chapelle Saint Eman, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux Arts, and finally examine the collection at L'Esprit du Parfum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Chartres vacation planner.

Getting from Paris to Chartres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Chartres are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Chartres

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Musee des beaux Arts ©
Musee des beaux Arts
Parc des Bords de l'Eure ©
Parc des Bords de l'Eure

3
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Let the collections at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) and Musée de Normandie capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Pegasus Bridge and Juno Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Abbaye aux Hommes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, explore the ancient world of Chateau Ducal, and examine the collection at Normandy Guided Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Caen sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chartres to Caen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Caen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Juno Beach
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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) ©
Pegasus Bridge ©
Pegasus Bridge
Juno Beach ©
Juno Beach

2
nights
Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Balloon Rides. Get a sense of the local culture at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy and Musee de la Mode. Step out of Albi to go to Penne and see Chateau de Penne, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee Laperouse, explore the world behind art at Centre d'art Le LAIT, admire the landmark architecture of Palais de la Berbie, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Nadine Granier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Caen to Albi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Caen in June, expect Albi to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Roussillon.

Things to do in Albi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Penne, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Musee Laperouse ©
Musee Laperouse
Centre d'art Le LAIT ©
Centre d'art Le LAIT

2
nights
Roussillon, France

Roussillon ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with K-Lade, do a tasting at Domaine de Chantegrillet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel, and finally look for gifts at Maison Bremond 1830 Premiere Pression Provence.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Roussillon day trip app .

Traveling by car from Albi to Roussillon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Roussillon

Outdoors Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

K-Lade
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Eglise Saint-Michel ©
Eglise Saint-Michel

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New National Museum of Monaco and Princess Grace Irish Library. Explore hidden gems such as Musee Naval de Monaco and Monte Carlo Country Club. The adventure continues: get outside with Stade Nautique Rainier III, admire the natural beauty at Saint-Martin Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip app .

You can drive from Roussillon to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. In June in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille
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Monte Carlo Country Club ©
Monte Carlo Country Club
New National Museum of Monaco ©
New National Museum of Monaco
Musee Naval de Monaco ©
Musee Naval de Monaco

2
nights
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 27th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, explore the engaging exhibits at Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation, then explore the world behind art at Musée l'Organe, and finally make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lyon attractions site .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Monte-Carlo to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lyon, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musée l'Organe
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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais
The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, then wander the streets of Trocadero, and then explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

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Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in June, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac ©
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

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