60 days in South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

60 days in South of France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport
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Bordeaux, France
— 6 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Cassis, France
— 2 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 5 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Antibes, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Bilaspur

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc) and La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, make a trip to Place Parlement, see the interesting displays at Lascaux Caves 4, and do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux itinerary planner.

Bilaspur, India to Bordeaux is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bilaspur to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Lourdes (Grotte de Massabielle & Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes) and Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, stop by L'Atelier du Piment, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral, and appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Carcassonne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Avignon, France

City of Popes

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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont du Gard, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Aix-en-Provence, France

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 23rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, and finally don't miss a visit to Librairie Le Blason. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip maker tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Marseille, France

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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Chateau d'If, take a stroll through The Panier, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Cassis, France

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis, get great views at Calanque de Port-Miou, and then take a spin around town with Trolib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Route des Cretes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cassis journey planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Cassis in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cassis are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Hyeres, France

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Toulon (La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron & Rade de Toulon), Plage Notre Dame (in Porquerolles Island) and Collobrieres (Confiserie Azureenne & Chartreuse de la Verne). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, stroll around Parc Sainte-Claire, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Hyeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Saint-Tropez, France

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 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Michel, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, visit Port Grimaud, then see the interesting displays at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Tropez Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Thalasso Spa Les Issambres, then walk around Domaine du Rayol, and then head outdoors with Cap Taillat.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Tropez in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Frejus (Parc Zoologique de Frejus & Parc Areca Jardin Botanique). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Cannes, France

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.
On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Galerie1414, step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, then examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, and finally stop by Parfumerie Galimard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): pick up some local products at Marche Forville, take a stroll through La Croisette, then don't miss a visit to Les Murs Peints, and finally take a stroll through Le Suquet.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cannes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Saint-Raphael to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cannes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Antibes, France

Diamond of the French Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Be Free To Dive, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Antibes trip itinerary app.

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Cannes. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nice, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (La Petite Cave de Saint Paul & Saint-Paul de Vence). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Antibes to Nice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Menton, France

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, look for gifts at Prestige de Menton - Eau de Menton, appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, and finally make a trip to L'Olivier Millenaire. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Visite Confiturerie Herbin, then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Menton trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Nice to Menton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Menton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo driving holiday planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Menton. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos

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Monaco travel guide

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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.