21 days in France, Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

21 days in France, Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Antibes, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Narbonne, France
— 1 night
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Perpignan, France
— 1 night
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Girona, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place Garibaldi, Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, Quai des Etats Unis, and other attractions. On the 8th (Fri), get outside with Promenade du Paillon and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice travel route planning site.

If you are flying in from Curacao, the closest major aiports are Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Bastia-Poretta Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 day

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
You've added Larvotto Beach, Japanese Gardens, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally make a trip to Casino Square.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo travel route planning app.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In July in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Avenue Jean Medecin. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and finally make a trip to Avenue Jean Medecin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online itinerary planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
You've added Segway Mobilboard Cannes, Lérins Islands, Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the sights in a new way with Segway Mobilboard Cannes, take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, see a show at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, then shop like a local with La Croisette, and finally make a trip to Rue Meynadier.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cannes trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cannes, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antibes.
Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Antibes, France — 1 day

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plage de la Garoupe, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Le Nomade, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Fort Carre, make a trip to Le Nomade, then enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Garoupe, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antibes journey maker tool.

Antibes is very close to Cannes. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cannes online visit planner.

Cannes is just a short distance from Antibes. Traveling from Antibes in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Cannes. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Port de Cassis, Le Vieux Port, Chateau d'If, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, shop like a local with Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and stop by The Panier.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille planner.

Drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 1 night

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.
Rocher des Doms has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You've added Porte du Peyrou, Antigone, Port de Palavas-les-Flots, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Port de Palavas-les-Flots and then take in the views from Aquadukt Saint Clement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre, then wander the streets of Antigone, then take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, and finally don't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Montpellier day trip planning app.

You can drive from Avignon to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Narbonne.
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Narbonne, France — 1 night

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eglise Saint-Paul, Palais des Archeveques, Horreum romain, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palais des Archeveques, don't miss a visit to Canal de la Robine, admire the striking features of Donjon Gilles Aycelin, then make a trip to Via Domitia of Narbonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Just, and finally see the interesting displays at Horreum romain.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Narbonne day trip app.

Drive from Montpellier to Narbonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Narbonne sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Perpignan.
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Perpignan, France — 1 night

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. You've added Hotel de Ville, Hotel Pams, Ceramiques Sant Vicens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the music at Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), don't miss a visit to Ceramiques Sant Vicens, admire the striking features of Hotel Pams, then make a trip to Hotel de Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Castillet, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perpignan trip planner.

You can drive from Narbonne to Perpignan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Perpignan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Girona on the 22nd (Fri).
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Girona, Spain — 1 night

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Collegiate Church of Saint Feliu, Onyar River, Arab Baths, and other attractions.

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You can drive from Perpignan to Girona in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Girona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc de Montjuic, Playa de La Barceloneta and Montjuic Castle. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner.

You can drive from Girona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Girona in July, with lows around 25°C.
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France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.