14 days in France, Barcelona & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Nimes, France
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Les Baux de Provence, France
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Cassis, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel planner.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll set off for Montpellier on the 19th (Fri).
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 19th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre.

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Getting from Barcelona to Montpellier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Montpellier, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nimes.
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Nimes, France

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tour Magne.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nimes trip maker app.

You can drive from Montpellier to Nimes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nimes are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sat), snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Avignon day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Les Baux de Provence.
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Les Baux de Provence, France — 1 night

Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Republique. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent and then relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Les Baux de Provence online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Les Baux de Provence in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Les Baux de Provence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Les Baux de Provence to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cassis.
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Cassis, France — 1 night

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. Plan trip to Cassis with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cassis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. You'll set off for Saint-Tropez on the 25th (Thu).
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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. On the 25th (Thu), stop by Port Grimaud and then go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez day trip planning website.

Getting from Cassis to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannes.
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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.
To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cannes travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cannes, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. You'll set off for Nice on the 26th (Fri).
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), make a trip to Place Massena.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Cannes to Nice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monaco-Ville trip planner.

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In August, daily temperatures in Monaco-Ville can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to PortAventura (in Salou), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). See even more of Barcelona: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip app.

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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