11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

11 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 1 night
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St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
— 1 night
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Eze, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 1 night
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Grasse, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 1 day
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planner.

Belem, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Belem in October; daily highs in Nice reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

— 1 night
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Italian: San Giovanni Capo Ferrato) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat trip builder site.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Eze.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Eze, France

— 1 night
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then take an in-depth tour of Villa les Camelias, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eze trip planner.

Eze is very close to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Eze. In October, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

St-Paul-de-Vence, France

— 1 night
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Fondation Maeght and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St-Paul-de-Vence holiday planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to St-Paul-de-Vence in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in St-Paul-de-Vence, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grasse.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Grasse, France

— 1 night
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grasse tour itinerary website.

You can drive from St-Paul-de-Vence to Grasse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Grasse are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Cannes on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Grasse

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Cannes, France

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Colgan's Brewery, wander the streets of La Croisette, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes day trip planning website.

You can drive from Grasse to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Cannes sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Saint-Tropez, France

— 1 night
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then take in the architecture and design of Kelys, and then indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez online tour planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip planning site.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.