7 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

7 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Calais, France
— 1 day
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Orange, France
— 1 night
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Aigues-Mortes, France
— 1 night
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Le Grau-du-Roi, France
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Calais, France

— 1 day

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 3rd (Thu), stop by Calais Wine Superstore and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Calais online sightseeing planner.

Paris to Calais is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Calais, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Cannes, France

— 1 night

Festival City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip app.

Fly from Calais to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Calais in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cannes: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
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 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Monte-Carlo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lycee Massena.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online driving holiday planner.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. June in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Marseille

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Orange, France

— 1 night
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Vaison la Romaine, and then explore the ancient world of Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orange driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Orange takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Orange can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aigues-Mortes.

Things to do in Orange

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Aigues-Mortes, France

— 1 night
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. On the 9th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, steep yourself in history at Porte de la Gardette, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally contemplate the long history of Salin d'Aigues-Mortes.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aigues-Mortes journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Orange to Aigues-Mortes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Aigues-Mortes, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Le Grau-du-Roi.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Le Grau-du-Roi, France

Le Grau-du-Roi is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Le Grau-du-Roi trip planner.

Le Grau-du-Roi is very close to Aigues-Mortes. In June, daytime highs in Le Grau-du-Roi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Le Grau-du-Roi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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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.