16 days in France, Monaco & Cinque Terre Itinerary

16 days in France, Monaco & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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16 days in France, Monaco & Cinque Terre Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+3
Ferry + Fly + Shuttle + Train:  15​h 45​min
1
Hyeres, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Villa Noailles.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hyeres is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: highs in Hyeres hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

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Grande Plage du Lavandou, Plage de l'Estagnol, Daskalides Chocolatier
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Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
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 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, then go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, and then hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, then stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, then stop by La maison des confitures, and finally look for gifts at Rondini.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Saint-Tropez in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Hyeres, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

La Croix-Valmer
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Rue d'Antibes. Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Le Suquet are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, explore the galleries of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and kick back and relax at Juan les Pins Main Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes travel route website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, you will find days in Cannes are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Avenue Jean Medecin or Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, and stroll through Coco Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary app .

Nice is just a short distance from Cannes. Traveling from Cannes in August, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

VinAzur - Vins de provence, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Le Metropole Shopping Center, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

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Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
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Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of Portovenere and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Baia del Silenzio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Cinque Terre. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Portovenere
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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